Happy National Bookshop Day – visit a bookshop today
by Clayton Wehner - August 11th, 2012
Happy National Bookshop Day from Boomerang Books
There has been a lot of talk in the media (and from politicians) about the ‘death of bookshops’. It’s true that our industry is being challenged by a host of threats, particularly with the rampant march of technology and with anti-competitive domination of a handful of global superbrands.
That’s why it’s important that you help the Australian book industry to thrive and survive well into the future, by visiting a local bookshop today.
Sure, we want you to buy your books from us online, but we also want you to set foot in a physical bookstore today – there are plenty of great independent and chain bookstores in your locale that need your support.
Imagine a time where these stores don’t exist – not a pleasant thought. As the lyrics of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ point out: You don’t know what you got ’till it’s gone.
Long live the bookshop.
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