Are bookstores the next to go?
Inspired by the recent closing of our biggest Barnes & Noble.
Hey, remember Blockbuster and Hollywood Video? Ah, the days before Netflix and Hulu ruled the world. What the hell is RedBox still doing around? Well, are places like Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million the next to go? Now that people have their Kindles and Nooks, are these places even necessary? If I have the option of spending $8 on a Kindle version of a book from the comfort of my own home or getting in my car and driving for twenty minutes just to spend $20 on a book that will eventually collect dust on my table or bookshelf, it doesn’t seem like a difficult choice to make.
So what say you? Are bookstores on their way out? If not, why do you feel that way?