I've been thinking about the Borders problem. So many bookstores have closed in the last 10 years.

Andrew Marr, last year in a Sunday Observer piece headlined, How intolerable life would be without books and bookshops, wrote: "Modernity has brought great comforts and freedoms, but it brutishly smashes down, too. The Internet (and this recession) is destroying fine old local papers. Higher booze prices and the smoking ban are destroying pubs. Similarly, we all know how hard the world of Amazon and Google has hit the small bookshop. Life without papers and pubs is an intolerable prospect. Would there be any point in leaving home at all if bookshops went too?"

Takeaway Truth

Buying from online bookstores is convenient and easy, but so is buying from a local bookseller. If there's one near you, stop by today and make a purchase.

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