#857 The problem of disappearing book stores.
It was the second half of the golden week
It was the second half of the golden week that I found out that a book store which is the closest to our station was closed forever. I was kind of shocked and sad to see the notice from the book store.
It announced the closing day of May 2nd. It also said that for 50 years and their gratitude to the loyal customers.
I was aware that the book store was not making a lot of money, even though it was in such a nice convenient location. I like paper books but I didn’t buy books very much at the book store. Because they didn’t have the books that fits my taste.
The problem of disappearing book stores
Recently people don’t buy books at real stores. Maybe people would rather like reading on smart phones or e-books than paper books. So it was just a matter of time that real book stores are getting fewer. However I was supporting them in my heart. Because I like paper books.
Some people, especially seniors were looking at the closed store and looked surprised and sad. I understand it because the store opened for 50 years. I’m wondering how seniors can buy books if they don’t use the internet.
It is sad that small local book stores are disappearing in our neighborhood these days.