"inefficient and outdated."..that is how Farhad Manjoo of Slate.com describes independent bookstores. He says Amazon does a much better job at promoting book culture.
Joanne Saul, owner of Type Books in Toronto, disagrees. She believes
bookstores are essential community hubs that offer a unique experience
to book lovers.
The pair squared off on Q this morning. Catch the debate at the Q website.
Hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, with his trademark wit and spontaneity, Q
covers pop culture and high arts alike with forays into the most
provocative and compelling cultural trends.
The fate of independent bookstores....paper books in general...has been the subject of a number of posts here at P&P, what do you think? Are you reading more in digital formats? Have you moved beyond the outdated analog form of book printing? Do you own an e-reader? Can independent bookstores survive?
Lets have a discussion.