Booking Through Thursday

What would you do if, all of a sudden, your favorite source of books was unavailable?

Whether it’s a local book shop, your town library, or an internet shop … what would you do if, suddenly, they were out of business? Devastatingly, and with no warning? Where would you go for books instead? What would you do? If it was a local business you would try to help out the owners? Would you just calmly start buying from some other store? Visit the library in the next town instead? Would it be devastating? Or just a blip in your reading habit?

I usually buy my books either from the on-line AdLibris or from the Finnish brick-and-mortar chain Akateeminen. If either of them would go out of business, it would be more difficult for me to buy English books and probably more expensive, as well. However, AdLibris going out of business would hurt me more than Akateeminen. I also have enough unread books that I’d still have my reading set out for at least two years and probably more.

In fact, if AdLibris goes out of business, comic book trades would be far more expensive get. So, it would hurt my trades reading far more than book reading.