Why people come to the ‘brick and mortar’ (library)

Yesterday’s front page article the “Bookstore’s Last Stand” also had a lot to infer about the future of libraries.  “For all publishers, it’s really important that brick-and-mortar retailers survive…”  Publishers want Barnes and Noble to survive because they will make more money. The article also cited the browse factor of bookstores which is where, I believe, there is a correlation between bookstores and libraries. We provide the browse factor that used to be available more widely (think of Walden Books, B. Dalton, Borders, etc.) .  I like to  browse and hope that libraries will continue to exist to provide that service and convenience.

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