I literally jumped for joy when I learned that the Borders closest to me (40 minutes away) would stay open. Barnes and Nobles is 50 minutes away. So I don’t have a lot of options with a big selection.
One of my favorite mom-and-daughter dates is lunch at Panera’s and then browsing in Borders, because both my daughter and I love books. We eat and chat while sipping our drinks, both excited about the next stop. We enter Borders with a spring in our step and a grin on our face, our fingers itching to pick up books and smell the pages and read the back flaps. #iknowyoucanrelate
Except this last time was, um, er different. And we’ll go back but…not as often. There was a dramatically smaller selection of books – and more gimmicky gifts. Most of the books I wanted to buy, they didn’t carry. #verysadday
I did purchase 2 books to support bookstores. But I can’t justify spending 17 or 18 dollars on a book when I can buy it for 10 online.
What do you think? Will bookstores truly be irrelevant one day? Someday, will only lead titles and best sellers make into bookstores? At that point, what will be the difference between the self published and the traditionally published? We’ll all have to sell ourselves and our books. #thoughtmuchaboutsocialmedia?