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Old 06-02-2018, 10:18 AM
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Peej bemoaning the closure, no doubt facebook will be full of comments
from people who claim they were in there every saturday,
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:24 AM
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Peej bemoaning the closure, no doubt facebook will be full of comments
from people who claim they were in there every saturday,


Shuregawhelpus.

'twas probably young fellas acting the maggot that caused it.
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:33 AM
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Peej bemoaning the closure, no doubt facebook will be full of comments
from people who claim they were in there every saturday,
Wasn't there every Saturday but those of us of a certain age growing up in Cork had a pretty limited number of places to buy books. There was no Waterstones at the time. Liam Russels and Easons were probably the big two and LR's had a much better coverage of local interest stuff.

I used to work nearby and would regularly spend some of my wage packet (even came in a small envelope with the tots and deductions on the outside) in there back in the day. Run by a nice family as well. Kind of people who had a love of books and didn't just see them as a commodity.
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:34 AM
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How about a donuts for gold vape shop that does street food at nighttime?
Oooh the Meta Store?
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:36 AM
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Arse, Bad news for the 'Oirlands best Street'. Some nice Prints in there that I purchased on the xmas.
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:45 AM
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The people moaning about this are probably the same as the people back in the 20s and 30s who bemoaned the closure of Livery Stables and Blacksmiths Shops.

Why trek all the way into the city centre when you can search for any book in the world online, buy it, and have it delivered to your pc, or tablet within minutes?

Maybe we should bring back airline ticket offices and video rental stores in the city centre as well: maybe that would help.
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Old 06-02-2018, 11:29 AM
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A sad day for the people of Cork. A true treasure lost
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Old 06-02-2018, 11:32 AM
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A sad day for the people of Cork. A true treasure lost
We're all devastated.
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Old 06-02-2018, 11:47 AM
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A sad day for the people of Cork. A true treasure lost
We All Partied
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Old 06-02-2018, 11:50 AM
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The people moaning about this are probably the same as the people back in the 20s and 30s who bemoaned the closure of Livery Stables and Blacksmiths Shops.

Why trek all the way into the city centre when you can search for any book in the world online, buy it, and have it delivered to your pc, or tablet within minutes?

Maybe we should bring back airline ticket offices and video rental stores in the city centre as well: maybe that would help.
TBF not every book has an ebook version. Some people actually like the feel of a real book.
But I think the concept of a stand-alone bookshop just sells books and nothing else is past its sell-by date just as pubs that offer nothing other than drink are closing down.
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