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How shopping at the book store has changed

A sea of books

A sea of books

Years ago I spent a lot more time at bookstores than I do today. I could drop in and easily kill a few hours wandering the aisles, standing in front of the shelf reading portions of a book, and I’d find tons of stuff I wanted so I’d be forced to prioritize (based on finances) that which fell into the “must have today” category.

Somewhere along the way going to the bookstore became more and more infrequent for me. I’m not exactly sure why. One reason, I’m sure, is the time I spend on computers has increased while the time spent reading books has decreased. But I still enjoy reading even if I don’t do it as much as I used to.

So I found myself at the bookstore the other night. I had no expectations and wasn’t pondering any of the lofty thoughts above (at least at first). It was simply a fun activity to share with my wife.

Suffice it to say: The experience did not turn out well.

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