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Reply #15 - Dec 21st, 2014 at 6:06pm
 
A bit off topic but, oh well.  Along with the disappearing book stores there is another corner store that is almost extinct.

The deli.  I used to love a good deli and there are none left where I live.  Not a one.  There used to be a great deli in the Spanish Quarter in the city and that disappeared recently to accommodate the expanding Chinatown.

Supermarket delis are NOT the same.
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Reply #16 - Dec 7th, 2022 at 8:44am
 
bogarde73 wrote on Dec 17th, 2014 at 2:00pm:
Chatting to the guy that runs a pretty large online 2nd hand bookshop in my region, I was surprised to hear that maybe 12 bookshops had closed in the area in recent times and that he thought his was about the last one left.

Have you noticed a similar trend where you live?

Are people not reading anymore?

Dumping x7 Boxes of em at the tip today.
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AIMLESS EXTENTION OF KNOWLEDGE HOWEVER, WHICH IS WHAT I THINK YOU REALLY MEAN BY THE TERM 'CURIOSITY', IS MERELY INEFFICIENCY. I AM DESIGNED TO AVOID INEFFICIENCY.
 
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Reply #17 - Dec 7th, 2022 at 12:07pm
 
Jasin wrote on Dec 7th, 2022 at 8:44am:
bogarde73 wrote on Dec 17th, 2014 at 2:00pm:
Chatting to the guy that runs a pretty large online 2nd hand bookshop in my region, I was surprised to hear that maybe 12 bookshops had closed in the area in recent times and that he thought his was about the last one left.

Have you noticed a similar trend where you live?

Are people not reading anymore?

Dumping x7 Boxes of em at the tip today.


Why would you do that? A charity would be happy to have them.
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Reply #18 - Dec 7th, 2022 at 12:10pm
 
Belgarion wrote on Dec 7th, 2022 at 12:07pm:
Jasin wrote on Dec 7th, 2022 at 8:44am:
bogarde73 wrote on Dec 17th, 2014 at 2:00pm:
Chatting to the guy that runs a pretty large online 2nd hand bookshop in my region, I was surprised to hear that maybe 12 bookshops had closed in the area in recent times and that he thought his was about the last one left.

Have you noticed a similar trend where you live?

Are people not reading anymore?

Dumping x7 Boxes of em at the tip today.


Why would you do that? A charity would be happy to have them.



When my late Aunty passed away she had about 1,000 books.
Most of them were academic books from university.
Some of them cost over $100.
The university library had no room for them -
no shop wanted them -
they all went to the tip.
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Reply #19 - Dec 7th, 2022 at 2:52pm
 
Belgarion wrote on Dec 7th, 2022 at 12:07pm:
Jasin wrote on Dec 7th, 2022 at 8:44am:
bogarde73 wrote on Dec 17th, 2014 at 2:00pm:
Chatting to the guy that runs a pretty large online 2nd hand bookshop in my region, I was surprised to hear that maybe 12 bookshops had closed in the area in recent times and that he thought his was about the last one left.

Have you noticed a similar trend where you live?

Are people not reading anymore?

Dumping x7 Boxes of em at the tip today.


Why would you do that? A charity would be happy to have them.

It's a throw-away society under the Democrats, is it not?
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Reply #20 - Dec 7th, 2022 at 9:56pm
 
Burn your Ray Bradbury books!
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Reply #21 - Dec 8th, 2022 at 4:38pm
 
Comes the day…. When internet is defunct through whatever may happen… we will have no written material for reference…just like in the original movie The Time Machine… where the traveller asks for books… gets shown the old library only to find the books turn to dust from non use and storage for thousands of years.


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Reply #22 - Dec 9th, 2022 at 7:00pm
 
Written in Stone seems to last the longest.
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Reply #23 - Dec 9th, 2022 at 7:19pm
 
Sophia wrote on Dec 8th, 2022 at 4:38pm:
Comes the day…. When internet is defunct through whatever may happen… we will have no written material for reference…just like in the original movie The Time Machine… where the traveller asks for books… gets shown the old library only to find the books turn to dust from non use and storage for thousands of years.
   

Yes, entirely possible.
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Reply #24 - Dec 9th, 2022 at 7:33pm
 
Sophia wrote on Dec 8th, 2022 at 4:38pm:
Comes the day…. When internet is defunct through whatever may happen… we will have no written material for reference…just like in the original movie The Time Machine… where the traveller asks for books… gets shown the old library only to find the books turn to dust from non use and storage for thousands of years.




My favourite scene from one of my all-time favourite movies.

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Reply #25 - May 24th, 2024 at 6:19am
 
Does not really matter that bookshops are disappearing. We have a lifeline bookfest today and tomorrow at the showgrounds. Bargain books and DVDs on sale.
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Reply #26 - Jun 11th, 2024 at 5:15pm
 
Forget bookstores or discount bookfests. I went to the university today and I had collected about 50 books (history, health, geography and computing) for free. I have no shortage of books to read for the next 5 years.
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Reply #27 - Jun 15th, 2024 at 2:27pm
 
I found this library still surviving!

The largest surviving chained library in the world is at Hereford Cathedral in the UK, where all the books are still kept under lock and key in their original chains. It has been rebuilt in its original arrangement, exactly as it had been from 1611 to 1841.
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Reply #28 - Jun 15th, 2024 at 3:20pm
 
Before printing books were rare—and expensive!
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Reply #29 - Jun 15th, 2024 at 4:23pm
 
I have books just waiting to be read (and some to be finished being read). But, if the library wanted to give away books, I was quite happy to take them off their hands. Pity the programming books have CDROMs that can no longer be installed on Windows 10 computer operating systems.
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