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Can Big Bookstores Survive?

The sad truth is that bookworms love browsing a physical book store, but the bookstore is not really able to extract the full value it provides for this service. –  Andrew Rhomberg, Does Barnes & Noble Have a Future?   

English Booksellers

“English booksellers, for five hundred years, have survived famines, invasions, recessions and depressions and of late battled both the economic downturn and the bruited ‘death of books’ at the hands of e-readers. You could then be forgiven for thinking the surf is breaking over the retaining walls but never fear. Booksellers have been hearing the […]

A literary ghoul

“Sometimes, he spent hours in the great libraries of Paris, those catacombs of departed authors, rummaging among their hoards of dusty and obsolete works in quest of food for his unhealthy appetite. He was, in a manner, a literary ghoul, feeding in the charnel-house of decayed literature.” — Washington Irving, The Tale of the German […]