Remember when every mall had a bookstore? Back before Amazon.com? I don’t know if you’re old enough to remember, but there used to be a bunch more bookstore chains than there are now. There were Crown Books, Waldenbooks, B. Dalton’s, of course Barnes & Nobles, which are still around, another store that started with an “S” that I can’t remember now…and Borders, but I don’t remember Borders being around when I was a little kid. I think they came along later.
Amazon changed everything. I love ‘em, but they did put a lot of bookstores out of business.
Uh…I don’t know why this occurred to me right now. I was just trying to think of some of my favorite stores, and the first one that popped into my head was Sephora, but the second one was Barnes & Noble.
Hopefully I can make it to both this weekend.
In other news, happy Saturday! You know how we do it. Saturdays mean giveaways around here, and you’re officially invited.
- One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).
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- The giveaway ends on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).
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