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Culture Club: The end of bookstores? Last month, Amazon reported that, for the first time ever, it now sells more e-books than paper books. This news came the same day that the owners of The Flying Dragon, a beloved Toronto independent bookstore that specializes in children’s literature, announced it was going out of business at the end of June — this coming just days after it won the 2011 Libris Award for “specialty bookseller of the year” from the Canadian Booksellers Association. In this installment of the Culture Club, National Post books editor Mark Medley asks: Whither the independent bookstore?

Culture Club: The end of bookstores?
Last month, Amazon reported that, for the first time ever, it now sells more e-books than paper books. This news came the same day that the owners of The Flying Dragon, a beloved Toronto independent bookstore that specializes in children’s literature, announced it was going out of business at the end of June — this coming just days after it won the 2011 Libris Award for “specialty bookseller of the year” from the Canadian Booksellers Association. In this installment of the Culture Club, National Post books editor Mark Medley asks: Whither the independent bookstore?

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    NEVER HOW WILL I COLLECT BOOKS FOR MY LIBRARY IF THERE ARE NO PAPER BOOKS ;____;
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    Oh god, I hope not. I work at one…
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    Everyone is always so eager to announce the end of everything. It’s BS, really. As anyone who has ever really examined...
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    NOOOOOO!!!!!! I want my children to know the joy of turning pages, folding corners, writing “what the eff?” in the...
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    This is sad.
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