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    Novelist Fights the Tide by Opening a Bookstore

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    Good for her! So many small bookstores closed back in the 1990s and I'd love to see a trend reversal!

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    Re: Novelist Fights the Tide by Opening a Bookstore

    Unfortunately, bookstores will be gone completely. I am reading posts from FG on my I Pad and have three best selling books that I have down loaded and am currently reading on the I Pad. Nespapers and books as we have known them in the past will gradually be displaced. I personally do not miss hanging out at musty smelling book stores and drinking coffee with other book browsers. I much prefer sitting in my garden, patio, lounge with my feet up, enjoying my coffee and reading on the I Pad.

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    Re: Novelist Fights the Tide by Opening a Bookstore

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    Awwww ... that's a great imagery of relaxation but I think whether you were holding a book or IPad you'd still enjoy the scenario you painted in your post. I think there will always be book lovers and I think there will always be bookstores, even if only for used books and fewer to choose from. Personally, I don't think I've ever been in a new bookstore that smelled musty like you described and I don't remember being in a small bookstore that served coffee although I'm sure they do somewhere.

    Yay to Ann Patchett for bucking the trend and making a positive change where she saw need!

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