I spent Monday with SIS Barb, Drama and Comedy casually strolling through an outside mall. The weather was beautiful and the company undeniably extraordinary.
While we shopped, we decided to browse the book store. SIS Barb went one direction while I followed Drama and Comedy to the children's section. I loved watching which books caught their eye. They would grab a book off the shelf and flip through it the same way I do when shopping for a book. Comedy suggested we plop down on the floor to take a better look at the super-hero book he had found, so we did.
As we were making our way to the exit, SIS Barb expressed how although she knows they will be a thing of the past, she would love to own a book store. I agreed that it would be much fun.
But wait....a thing of the past? Really? I hate to admit it, but she's probably right. How very sad.
I can't imagine that browsing for a book on a Kindle or Nook or various other e-readers could be nearly as enjoyable as walking into a book store, smelling the unique scent of paper, ink, coffee and pastries all mixed together and seeing the rows and stacks of books everywhere you look.
The discount table, the Best-Seller table and the Just-released table can't possibly look the same on a screen. How can you stroll up and down the aisles touching each book until your hand reaches one that has somehow intrigued you on a Kindle? How can you shop for books with your niece and nephew at the same time on a Nook?
While I know that the e-readers are convenient and hip, it saddens me to think that book stores, as we know them, probably will be a thing of the past. I'm sure they won't be gone altogether, but they won't be the same either.
What do you love most about your visits to the book store?
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