Feh. We have two chain bookstores in town. Big ones that begin with B. However, they don’t have much. At the first one, I felt like they were catering to adult fans of Twilight. Everything felt very simplistic and shallow. 100’s of books all with the same cover. Back of a woman holding some sort of weapon. She is wearing some sort of sleeveless top, tight leather pants in black or red, and a tramp stamp. Now, I’m not a deep reader. I read lots of kid books, YA books, and almost any other book unless it it is a drug, abuse, or war memoir. I’m not picky, but I only picked up two books while we were there.
DH found nothing. So we went to the other big B store in the shopping center across the street. Brighter, bigger variety of stuff on display. and more people. But no depth. 3 books by most authors. At least I didn’t feet like every book in the mystery, horror, SF, and romance section, was a vampire fantasy. We only bought a couple of magazines.
I have friends that are writers. I know what seems to be happening in the publishing industry. But honestly, if the publishing industry is relying on the big book store to sell their stuff — it needs a new way to sell. Amazon – or any other on line seller- has everything, but hard to browse.