|The last time I shopped at our local Borders|
Many have remarked on how the publishing industry is changing. Some changes are wonderful and some… not so much. For me, the biggest change is how people are buying their books. Personally, I’m a huge fan of the Kindle, but I will never give up having paper books. Before the closing of Borders, I frequented at least one of five local bookstores about once a week on average. With the closing of the used bookstore, there’s now only one of those five left.
We’ve all discussed the whys of Borders' closing and ultimately how much it sucks for us book lovers. I’ve read several recent articles about how Amazon is shaking up the industry along with much speculation about what is coming next. At this point in the blog, I should offer some insight, but I find I have none to give. My only conclusion? I’m sad.
|A Borders employee had this posted on their door. Yikes!|
I’m curious about how bookstores are doing in other areas. Compared to a year ago, how many remain open near you?