Monday, August 08, 2011
Disheartened, or WTF?
Was in the city this morning, and I was struck by how few bookstores there are in Perth city now. Borders has gone, the two A&Rs are now gone, one of the Elizabeth's has gone. There is now only three new release bookstores in the CBD of Perth. Sucks, and is almost disheartening, when you think that reading paper books is a dying activity. Yes, it's cool to have three or four hundred books in your pocket, but nothing beats the feel and smell of a real book in one's hands whilst reading.