Disappearing Bookstores . . . or Not #motownwriters

In response to an earlier post, Brick-and-Mortar Stores Shuttering at a Record Pace, TPV visitor Jenny Milchman posted a comment saying she thought PG was presenting a one-sided view.|

PG suggested she send him some links showing a contrary view. Jenny recently did so in a comment to the original post, but PG thought her response deserved a bit more exposure, so he’s making it a post of its own.

Since you were kind enough to suggest I do so, PG, I wanted to send along a few links to articles that stand in contrast to your statement that “the rapid and continuing reduction in the number of bookstores is part of a very large trend throughout physical retail.”

The bookstore portion of your assertion is not borne out either by my anecdotal experiences, touring bookstores for over 150K miles on the road, nor by other sources, such as:

Independent Bookstores Rising

read more:

In response to an earlier post, Brick-and-Mortar Stores Shuttering at a Record Pace, TPV visitor Jenny Milchman posted a comment saying she thought PG was presenting a one-sided view.|

PG suggested she send him some links showing a contrary view. Jenny recently did so in a comment to the original post, but PG thought her response deserved a bit more exposure, so he’s making it a post of its own.

Since you were kind enough to suggest I do so, PG, I wanted to send along a few links to articles that stand in contrast to your statement that “the rapid and continuing reduction in the number of bookstores is part of a very large trend throughout physical retail.”

The bookstore portion of your assertion is not borne out either by my anecdotal experiences, touring bookstores for over 150K miles on the road, nor by other sources, such as:

Independent Bookstores Rising

read more: http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2017/04/disappearing-bookstores-or-not/

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