(+) Future Bookstores Will be the Size of Today’s Starbucks

The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman. 

I must admit that one thing I enjoy is going to a Barnes and Noble or any other large bookstore and wandering around for an hour or more. I browse the shelves for topics I am interested in. I usually find other books that I wasn’t interested in until I saw the book on the shelf. Sadly, I think such “browsing trips” will be a thing of the past before many more years pass.

An article by futurist Stephen Gordon at http://blog.speculist.com/scenarios/the-coffee-shop-take-over.html predicts that most restaurants and grocery stores will remain forever as large “brick and mortar” retail stores. However, Gordon predicts that many other retail stores will either shrink in size or disappear entirely. I feel sad about bookstores shrinking to small spaces in strip malls, but I suspect Stephen Gordon is correct.

I’d suggest you first read Stephen Gordon’s article at http://blog.speculist.com/scenarios/the-coffee-shop-take-over.html. I will then follow that with some of my own observations and comments, especially as to how all this applies to genealogy and history books.

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