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 Post subject: Ugh, just learned about this
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:19 pm 
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Family Christian bookstores all closed in February
http://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2017/february/all-family-christian-stores-closing-fcs-liquidation.html

Was trying to see if there was one nearby. I hate that they bought out all the independent Christian bookstores once upon a time, now they are all gone :(
I wonder if they will ever come back?

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 Post subject: Re: Ugh, just learned about this
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:42 pm 
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:( We haven't had a local Christian bookstore for quite some time. There's one an hour away from us. Online buying has replaced most of them. We don't' even have regular bookstores!


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 Post subject: Re: Ugh, just learned about this
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:57 pm 
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I have a special precious memory of our small Christian bookstore. I am so sad they're all closed now.
It was also one of our family favorites for Christmas shopping.


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 Post subject: Re: Ugh, just learned about this
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:27 pm 
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The last couple of times I went there, it was really disappointing. They were busy chasing trends and only buying the latest best-seller titles. None of the classics. I couldn't find ANY decent children's Bibles - only brand new this week fluff. And a lot of pretty trinkets & toys.

Sadly, I ended up going across the street to a secular bookstore to find a Children's Bible that was well-written & properly illustrated.

And, if they didn't have what you wanted, they'd say "we can order it for you, and you can come back (1/2 hour trip!) and get it next week" Of course people opt for internet purchases under such circumstances.

It is sad - because at one time they WERE a good bookstore.

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 Post subject: Re: Ugh, just learned about this
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:06 pm 
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most stores are closing because 75 percent of people do there christmas shopping online now adays saw that on the news. SO book stores and stores like best buy etc will be closing in the future.


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 Post subject: Re: Ugh, just learned about this
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:44 pm 
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I do not like online shopping. I dont like shopping much anyway, but I want to touch and hold things before buying them. Online is never what I think it is, and then sending it back is a pain.


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