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I got a kindle for Christmas and I must say the future doesn t look good for the store front bookstore.  I used to buy most books either at Amazon or at Half Prices Books.  I used bookstores only when I needed a book immediately.  This would mostly be at airports.  Well now instead getting up and walking across the isle to the airport shop, I can purchase a book via wireless while keeping my seat or while waiting in line to get on the plane.   Borders closed recently and frankly I don t think it looks good for those that are left.  I think they will have to go into the instant printing business and significantly reduce their inventory.  Of course there will be niche markets for unique groups.

 I was walking around the humble side of a nameless city and I saw a sign that said Radical Vegan Women s Alliance Bookstore and Café .  I decided with a name like that I just had to go in.  As I go in the audio level drops to almost nothing.  I go to a table and wait for service a loooong time.  Realizing that I am staying until served; finally a most unfriendly waitress comes over and plops down a menu and says WHAT DO YA WANT!  I look over the menu and order a veggie burger served on portabella mushrooms.  I then ask if I could get that with cheese.  She glares at me and says.  THIS IS A VEGAN RESTAURANT AND YOU CANT GET CHEESE!  I apologized and asked if instead I could get bacon.  At that point she invoked her right to refuse me service and demanded I leave.  I didn t even get to ask if they had this month s Popular Mechanics.

You have to admit you will never get this kind of fun with Amazon.

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TDGM's picture

I like it but Dave, you and I know this just makes us both bad, bad men.
Tim Miner

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