With all the talk about Borders filing for bankruptcy one thing no one is talking about is the impact it will have on used bookstores and possibly even Amazon in the next two years.
As Borders slashes its prices and people are stocking up on books for personal reading and gifts I wonder how much of an impact this will have on bookstores.
I went into the Borders in Longmont yesterday and saw numerous people carrying stacks of books out the door. I heard people talking about Christmas gifts and so on.
Time will tell and the next question that comes to mind is what about Barnes and Noble?
Will they survive in the coming years? Will Amazon dominate them all?
And if Amazon dominates them all? And what if Amazon down the road collapses?
Will the next big business in America be the used bookstore once again?
Time will tell