Buy Where You Shop
Subject:   Browsing as a service
Date:   2003-06-17 10:35:38
From:   yabdi
Instead of having people pay more money for books they can buy cheaper online, Bookstore owners should rethink their business model.

Personally, I think they should move from a model of selling books to a model where they become a hybrid of coffee house+library+learning center with yearly membership fees(ala Gym membership) or $10 for 3 hours (like going to the movies). I buy a lot of computer books and I can't afford to pay the full price $60 or more when I can get 30% off with free shipping.