Monday, July 5, 2010


Our local bookstore has decided to close it's brick and mortar location, unable to pay rent and compete with companies like Amazon and Barnes&Noble.  But they are going to stay in business virtually, with online ordering and customized serviee.

Now, in a very interesting twist, the owner has purchased a decommissioned bookmobile:

As they explain on their website:
Closing our brick-and-mortar store doesn't mean we're out of business!  Welcome to the Bay Area Bookmobile--our "Independent Bookstore on Wheels."  We'll be popping up at farmers markets and festivals and schools and book clubs and wherever we're invited all over the Bay Area, selling a selection of new or used books, customized for each appearance. 

This sounds like a good idea.  I am looking forward to buying books from this bookmobile.

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