Friday, February 15, 2013

Empty Shelves

I walked into our local bookstore a few days ago to find an empty space where most of the books used to be. Shelving stacked in corners. A few sections still intact, history, business, religion. But fiction? Gone. Children's books? Decimated.

The bookstore in Union Station, my go-to place from the office, that one is closing, too.

It's enough to make a print person crazy! I know the codex is doomed. I know that three-year-olds have kindles.  I know that libraries have become "media centers."

But can't we take this a little more slowly? Aren't these transformations supposed to take generations?

I guess even change is changing.

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