RE: Kill the Kindle!
To be fair, it must be tough times for independent book stores what with the recession as well. It would be a shame if we were to lose them because of the kindle, but sadly that's the cost of progress. I got to thinking about this the other night watching a programme showing teenagers rifling through the records in Our Price and there's no doubt for me that the digital age has taken a lot of fun out of buying music and also books.
What retailers need to do is find a way to embrace the technology - perhaps like a digital showroom with display copies of real books and also a digital transfer process at the till so people can still buy in e shop and have their book waiting for them when they get home. Obviously it's not as black and white as that, but people do still love to browse in a more physical sense.
I think unless retailers come up with something soon, high streets are going to become ghost towns with noting left but Tesco, pound stores and mobile phone shops.
Barnacle Boy! We have to find those stolen Naggy Daddies!