I really hope Dr. Mohler is right. I would miss bookstores so very much. . .
Read his article here. I work for the "excellent store on our campus" that he mentions -- thanks, sir. :)
This quote stuck out to me as especially true: “If you remove books from our towns and villages and malls, there will be less opportunity for the serendipitous discovery of books. And that will make it tougher to sell books.”
In the past, I worked for a store that recently went out of business, which was a tragedy for the community it had served for years. The community probably does not realize what a loss it has sustained. . . until they notice that their kids will now only have the option to peruse books at WalMart. . . in between grocery and school clothes shopping. I imagine that perusal will not be a lengthy one.
Do you agree Dr. Mohler? Do you love to handle books before you buy them? Do you shop for books in a real brick and mortar store? Support the future of your community and the future of BOOKS by shopping for them locally!