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CITY VIEWS: IS THERE A FUTURE FOR BOOK SHOPS?

<strong>KEVIN SWEET </strong>PARTNERSHIP INSURANCE<br />&ldquo;I think in regards to sales, there&rsquo;s been a general increase in e-commerce because people find that it&rsquo;s cheaper and more efficient than buying books instore. But often bookstores are packed because people prefer the tangible.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>STEVE STRAKER </strong>CARTLIDGE MORLAND<br />&ldquo;Bookstores have something special about them that makes them irreplaceable. I think people will always be attracted to them, but I would have to admit that if I&rsquo;m looking for specific books I tend to search online .&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>HOWARD GENDLER </strong>NAVIGANT CONSULTING<br />&ldquo;There will always be bookstores.&nbsp; Online sales and technologies such as the Kindle may be fine for certain people, but there are others, like myself, who still would prefer to go to the store and pick out the actual book.&rdquo;