dimecres, 5 d’agost de 2009

The end of an era

This Sunday I passed by the Border's bookstore in Oxford Street, London, and could witness what looked like the perfect illustration of the end of an era...well maybe I am exaggerating a bit... but that was what I felt when I saw the "Liquidation, Store Closure" and "All 50% off, selected items 1 pound" signs...the picture in the interior was a bit disheartening: a big mess...piles of books with no order, clients scavenging for bargains, hardly any interesting book left. I love bookstores, but it's been more than a year since I bought anything in them, I would found it hard to believe it a few years ago but Amazon has managed to take me away from brick-and-mortar bookstores and my guess is, given the fantastic job Amazon is doing, more an more people will be following the same path. Expect more bookstore closures...and be there early to get the best bargains!