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Old 06-02-2018, 12:11 PM
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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?
Not ideal for kids school books
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Old 06-02-2018, 12:18 PM
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I vote we hold a standing vigil outside with candles and such! To show respect like
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Old 06-02-2018, 02:09 PM
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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.
Because some of us prefer the actual hard copy book rather than reading something off a pc or tablet.

Are you really suggesting that books are now outdated the way blacksmiths were in the 30s?

You strike me as the kind of guy who suggested that video recorders would be the death knell for cinemas.

Believe it or not some people actually like reading from a book a lot more than reading from an electronic screen
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Old 06-02-2018, 02:10 PM
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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.
Are there different kinds of shandies available in those pubs that aren't closing down
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Old 06-02-2018, 02:18 PM
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Because some of us prefer the actual hard copy book rather than reading something off a pc or tablet.

Are you really suggesting that books are now outdated the way blacksmiths were in the 30s?

You strike me as the kind of guy who suggested that video recorders would be the death knell for cinemas.

Believe it or not some people actually like reading from a book a lot more than reading from an electronic screen
Vibes and Scribes put up a clever thing recently that I liked -

"Ebooks will destroy books just like lifts destroyed the stairs"

I have tried to read e books, but at the end of the day I just like having a hard copy that I can keep in my bag and read on the bus etc, without having to carry around any machinery.
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Old 06-02-2018, 02:27 PM
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Bookshops are thriving again thankfully.

Liam Russell's will be missed but I went in there about 3 weeks ago and it was very poorly stocked after Christmas, layout not great and very poor lighting in the shop. If you are into Irish history it was good but otherwise very average.

Have a look at Kenny's bookshop and website in Galway
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Old 06-02-2018, 02:34 PM
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Should they have opened a small coffee shop in their shop?
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Old 06-02-2018, 02:54 PM
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Bookshops are thriving again thankfully.

Liam Russell's will be missed but I went in there about 3 weeks ago and it was very poorly stocked after Christmas, layout not great and very poor lighting in the shop. If you are into Irish history it was good but otherwise very average.

It has been winding since just after Christmas just selling off what stock there now till April. Shame really as Brid was a nice lady,I have always got my kids' school books there.
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Old 06-02-2018, 02:55 PM
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Should they have opened a small coffee shop in their shop?
Starbucks will move in instead
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Old 06-02-2018, 04:15 PM
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Not ideal for kids school books
Which is absurd.
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