The Marketplace of Ideas - Why Bookstores Matter
Written By: Al Mohler | Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
Being in a bookstore helps me to think. I find that my mind makes connections between authors and books and ideas as I walk along the shelves and look at the tables. When I get a case of writer's block, I head for a bookstore. The experience of walking among the books is curative.
"Book stores are going away." That is the conclusion reached by Mike Shatzkin, chief executive of Idea Logical Co., a consulting firm based in New York. Shatzkin offered his ominous prediction to The Wall Street Journal as that paper was reporting on the expected bankruptcy filing by Borders, one of the nation's largest book store chains.
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