Thursday, December 27, 2012

This, That or Thought Thursday (9)



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Welcome to This, That, or Thought Thursdays hosted by yours truly! Feel free to join in the fun by posting your thoughts about the topic on your blog and leaving a link in the comments or as always feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts.

This Week’s Question: Do you believe ebooks are the beginning of the end of traditional bookstores?

My Answer: OHMYGOSHIHOPENOT! If bookstores cease to exist tomorrow, I'm not sure my life would go on! Okay, so yeah I'm being a little dramatic but COME ON! A world without bookstores how sad would that be! 

I'll be the first to admit that I do buy most of my books online. However, the closest bookstore to my house is an hour away and the closest Indie bookstore is about an hour and a half. So yeah, I don't have a lot options. However, I do visit bookstores as often as I can and I love going my indie bookstore, Page and Palette. They have had some amazing signings (Richelle Mead, Heather Brewer, Erin Morgenstern, and Rick Riordan) and I always enjoy stopping by. 

So my official answer to the question no I don't think ebooks are the end of traditional bookstores, just like online retail wasn't the end of retails store. Like everything in life, bookstores just have to change, adapt, and keep moving forward. 

What do you think? 

2 comments:

  1. I can't say that ebooks may shut down bookstores (unless we're talking about a dystopian future here... Or a really long time from now) but I think for the time being, they're here to stay! I LOVE bookstores - I love how it feels to browse books, walk around, talk with the shop owners and employees... It's the best!
    Our local bookstore (Anderson's) constantly organizes tons of author signings so I think that really helps keep them afloat as well! :)

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    1. I sure hope we are right! I need bookstores to be around for a LONG time! :)

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