The bell tolls for second-hand bookstores

Random shelves in a second-hand bookstore According to an article in Entrepreneur magazine, second-hand books stores are one of a list of businesses that are on their last legs thanks to the all-pervasive interwebs. Amazon, eBay and abebooks have all played their part in the acceleration of this demise – it’s just so much easier to find specific titles online. [Via SFSignal]

Personally, I like to browse, sometimes with no intent of actually buying anything – and I find brick-and-mortar stores far more satisfying for that, as well as the public library. Maybe that luxury will not be available to me for much longer – but it’s fair to assume that the trade of books won’t cease, it’ll just move entirely online. [Image by dweekly]

[tags]internet, business, books, bookstores[/tags]