Thursday, July 10, 2008

Booking Through Thursday - Doomsday

One of my favorite bookstores burned down last weekend, and while I only got to visit there while I was on vacation, it made me stop and think.
What would you do if, all of a sudden, your favorite source of books was unavailable?
Whether it’s a local book shop, your town library, or an internet shop … what would you do if, suddenly, they were out of business? Devastatingly, and with no warning? Where would you go for books instead? What would you do? If it was a local business you would try to help out the owners? Would you just calmly start buying from some other store? Visit the library in the next town instead? Would it be devastating? Or just a blip in your reading habit?

Well, I have to admit that it might take quite some time before I felt any impact at all! Given how many unread books line my bookshelves, I could go weeks or even months without buying anything new. I suspect that I would just move on to another source without any real mourning period. I'm fickle that way and I need my regular book fix!

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