In times to come, your children may only faintly remember the bookstores of their early years, and your grandchildren will think of them as a quirk from your past. If I had a Facebook account, I would post this:
In light of the Borders bookstore Co. preparing to file bankruptcy, due in large part to Amazon.com sales and their Kindle gizmo, one fellow, who knows his stuff, said this:
"I think that there will be a 50% reduction in bricks-and-mortar shelf space for books within five years, and 90% within 10 years," says Mike Shatzkin, chief executive of Idea Logical Co., a New York consulting firm. "Book stores are going away."