Where have all the book stores gone?

Where have our book stores gone? Growing up in a small, and I mean small, area we didn’t have book stores to hang out in. Heck we didn’t even have a library the only one being at the high school. The hours being school hours.

Once I moved down this way I came across the wonderful thing called a bookstore. They were Barnes and Nobles, Books-A- Million and a host of others. Granted this was back in the day when we would flock to them. You know the Saturdays you would slump on the floor or in a chair and be there for hours and it was okay to do so.

Now finding a book store is getting harder and harder to find. That free event of hanging out is no longer a given for my husband and me. At the moment we have one store left which for us is a real shame. Especially since they can price how they feel. Gone are the used book stores as well in our area.

When I have a doctor visit that is a few hours away we take advantage of the stores in those cities for we surely miss them. I get the convenience of ebooks and buying online and all that. But sign of the times does not always have to include getting rid of a classic thing as simple as hanging out at a bookstore.

 

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