When you’ve moved, and find out from IndieBound that your nearest independent bookstore is now 22 miles away.
Link with not nearly enough pictures here.
Should there be something like a “Bookstore Bucket List?” We had one in Palo Alto inside an old theater that was kind of cool. Gone now, like so many of them.
Article here, from the Association of American University Presses.
The article explores one possible new model for bookstores that embraces the current technology and marketing environment instead of fighting them. The author, as you see toward the end, has a personal stake in finding new answers for old bookstores.
I don’t know if the future looks like this, but I predict something along these lines just might be making big money ten years from now. Or at least not losing it.
An Espresso Book Machine in action: