Amazon, a company that made its name undercutting brick-and-mortar retailers using cheap labor and UPS, is opening the doors to its first real book store in Seattle at 9.30AM tomorrow morning.
Churches tend to ebb and flow with generations: Chapels close after neighborhoods are redeveloped, cathedrals are abandoned after religious upheaval. So, what then? In more than a few cases, they've been turned into bookstores and libraries.
Most of us increasingly read digitally—and the book store industry is in decline as a result. But can you imagine a future where book stores had died out completely?
Just when the snarkbot in me wanted to giggle at Borders like a great big jerk, they go and send this genuinely heartfelt farewell message. In summary: they got their butts kicked, and they're sorry. So am I.