donderdag 6 maart 2014

The end of an era.

A very big book seller with more then 20 shops in the whole country is broke and now selling out.The oldest one was 125 years old. They opened just a half year ago a beautiful shop in Almere. The trustee is now trying to sell the shops separately but for Almere the future is not looking good.

12 opmerkingen:

  1. That is sad. We lost a profitable bookstore in my neighborhood apparently just because the landowner wanted more rent.

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  2. It is sad, but books are going away, replaced by digital electronics. I love the feel of a well made book.

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  3. We've lost little independents here, even a couple Big Box stores. I think only a Barnes & Noble and one independent survives. There is a used paperback store near me that has been there forever. They have a great policy, like renting a book. Buy it for $4, return it when your done and get $2 credit towards your next purchase or rental. I am there a lot.

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  4. what heart-braking news to hear of a bookstore so old is closing! We do have two used-book stores, one near the mall and the other in our university area, but sadly no independent book store selling new books.

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  5. A sad time indeed when shops begin to close.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  6. That is very sad, but big shifts in technology bring sadness to those who are passed by. I read books on an iPad these days and find it much more convenient.

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  7. I hate to see these bookstores going out of business. Really is the end of an era.

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  8. Oh that's sad.....my eldest LOVES books and will buy a nice book over an ebook any day.

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  9. Bookstores here are folding as well. I guess the tablets etc are taking over. I still prefer to turn a page.
    V

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  10. So sad. The digital era has taken quite a toll on real books and those who publish and sell them.

    «Louis» has resisted digital books, preferring the real thing. He owns more than 500 books.

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