Our Gift To The Author's Guild: An Ad For Brick & Mortar Book Stores

from the community-service dept

Not long ago, Tim Cushing wrote about Author's Guild president Scott Turow's curious assertion that brick-and-mortar book stores are the future of the industry. I didn't think that sounded very likely, but I like a good book store as much as the next person-over-20, so I thought I'd join forces with Tim to give Turow some help in his campaign. We put our heads together and produced this period-appropriate advertisement, for Turow and anyone else to use in advancing the cause of brick-and-mortar. Enjoy!

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    Anonymous Coward, 28 Mar 2012 @ 7:42am

    You can have your ebook store. Books are more than just words, it is a physical object you hold in your hand. It is the printed word, it is the feel of the binding the texture of the pages. You can't get that with an ebook or from any online experience. You completely lose out on the social aspect of interacting with other shoppers, running into your neighbor and actually interacting with a real life human being. Online shopping is for anti-social hermits and vampire types who go without sunlight for months on end.

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