Booking Through Thursday: Doomsday
Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 10:03AM

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One of my favorite bookstores burned down last weekend, and while I only got to visit there while I was on vacation, it made me stop and think.

What would you do if, all of a sudden, your favorite source of books was unavailable?

Whether it’s a local book shop, your town library, or an internet shop … what would you do if, suddenly, they were out of business? Devastatingly, and with no warning? Where would you go for books instead? What would you do? If it was a local business you would try to help out the owners? Would you just calmly start buying from some other store? Visit the library in the next town instead? Would it be devastating? Or just a blip in your reading habit?


I would struggle to find another book source. It would break my heart if any of my favorite book shops closed down. While I do shop for books at national chains like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Borders, I prefer to shop at independent, local book stores. I would try to help out the owners if I could because I think that things from our communities should be given a chance to grow, bloom, and rebuild.

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