Thursday, February 17, 2011

Al Mohler on Bookstores

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!

4 comments:

Lynsey said...

If I need to buy a book it’s on amazon-if I am even buying the book. The public library has a lot of books that I can read for free... once in a while I will buy a book or two from a store.. usually borders because I have a 33% of 40% off coupon...

Gretchen said...

Better use up those Border's coupons!! :)

Emma said...

Sad. I miss Blue Kangaroo. It was sort of a refuge for me in a lot of ways.

Susan said...

I miss Blue Kangaroo too ....I think a book is something to be handled physically not just with the mind ....I've got people loving Kindle's and I might break down but right now I prefer to have a book in the hand. The other day my sister -in-law sent a picture of my mom in a recliner reading a book. I loved the picture...it is such a treasure.