What the Feck?! (WTF?!)
Is a new feature here at The Book Nympho.
Every Monday we will post a book related topic
that had us thinking WTF?! while reading a book
or talking to others in the book community.
Brick and Mortar Bookstores
by Jennifer (aka The Book Nympho)
If B&N closes what major chains in the brick and mortar world be left? There's still Book A Millon, at least in my state. Does this mean that the indie bookstore sales go up since they will have less bigger chains to comptent with or will the brick and mortar bookstore as we know it die completely?!
B&N News around the net:
I first got wind of B&N closing some of their stores while watching a Danny Marks YouTube video (he starts talking about it at the 3:50 mark).
Here is a great quote from that video:
"If you think people are dumbasses now, image when there aren't any books to read. How stupid people will get."
The Wrong Goodbye of Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble Fell Off A Cliff
Do you have local bookstores in your area?
I have access to 2 Barnes and Nobles, 1 Book A Million and 1 Hastings in my area (within 25 miles of my home).
Do you use the major chains?
Since I have a Nook I shop more ebooks now than I do in the brick and mortar stores. But I still stop in from time to time to check out the bargain sections to catch deals on books like when they have buy 1 and get 1 free or 1/2 off or I check the bargain tables.
What about used bookstores?
I have a used bookstore in the town I live and he has a pretty good selection of PNR and UF books so I stop in very couple of months to trade or buy books. Hastings has a used book program so I also have them as an option.
There is another used bookstore in the town I work but I've yet to buy from them but that's just because I've not ran across a book I wanted but that's mostly because the store is not very unorganized.
Online experience (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Diesel eBooks, etc.)
When I shop online it's for ebooks for my Nook. But I've been known to buy used books from Amazon /B&N if I can find a really good deal. The last time I bought new physical books online was back at Christmas when my local B&N didn't have a copy of the new Walking Dead novel that I wanted to get for my husband. So I ordered it through B&N.com.
I made a big purchase at B&N.com early last year when they had a $3.99 paperback sale. I had some gift cards leftover from Christmas and I was able to get 20+ paperbacks for $5 difference. SCORE.
What do you think about big book store chains closing?
Will it effect your book buying?