With the boom of internet shopping and ebooks, I sort of felt the the era of the paperback might be coming to a close. Then, whilst on a trip to see Transformers 3 last weekend, I stumbled upon this:
Dymocks Bookstore on Collins Street in Melbourne City. Very much open for business and choc full of good old books! Not only that, there is book culture all over the city. Underneath the city's train stations there are mini glass galleries where artists display their bookish art.
By the end of the day I was feeling a lot better about the future of book buying and as an aspiring author it's a relief! I'm still not 100% sure how I feel about publishing an ebook because I love flipping through the pages of a physical book so much, but I definitely feel better about being one of those rabid bargain hunters who trawled liberally through the meager skeleton of Borders bookshelves while they went into liquidation.
At this point I have to confess. This whole post has been a ruse to show off my favourite piece out of my Borders haul, a Young Adult sign from their young adult section. I plan to put it above my desk where I do all my writing. One day, with a bit of luck and a lot of hard work, my book will be on a bookshelf under a similar sign.
Seriously though, what are your thoughts guys? physical vs ebooks? Post your thoughts below.
*Note: If you're wondering, yes I know my photography sucks.