By Jay Silverberg and David Glover 4 minute Read Imagine that the campus store you remember from college—the place where you went to buy text books and maybe a school sweatshirt—could be so much more. The University of Pennsylvania, for instance, moved its PennCard center campus IDs plus passport photos, notary and banking services into its Penn Bookstore last year as a part of significant renovation whose goal was to turn the store into more of student hub.
But might it work the other way around? In publishing, few predicted the renewed vigor of the printed book, and still fewer told of the resurgence of the bookstore — especially the independent bookstore. But now that the profitability of physical books and the stores that sell them is something of an ongoing fact, their future orientation is murkier than ever.
Last year, the strongest sincebookstore sales grew by 2. Amazon is the reason we distinguish between digital and physical bookstores at all. The first of these brick-and-mortar storefronts is now open at the University Village mall in Seattle; the second is slated to open near the campus of UCSD in Southern California later this year.
As Risko explains in the interview, many at first thought that Amazon planned to use the stores to collect data on the purchasing habits of a demographic that prefers print books.
There is also a competing ethic at play. Even if an Amazon bookstore houses a mere 5, books, for example, they can do so because this booklist will be algorithmically tuned to local buyers. Of course, Amazon bookstores will be hard-pressed to emulate the warmth and familiarity of the independent bookstore, or the growing prowess of the independent bookseller, whose dust jacket blurbs have come to compete with and even replace recommendations by authors and critics.
They also noticed at least one case where it struck a family-friendly tone: In his blurb of the book, at least, Jeff Bezos admitted to a conflict of interest.In , Benjamin Smith suffers a massive heart attack.
But he will not die. A pioneering advocate of the infant science of cryonics, he has arranged to have his body frozen until the day when humanity will possess the knowledge, the technology, and the courage to revive him. The Future College Bookstore: Leave The Books, Take The Panini The campus bookstore is no longer the place you go to buy textbooks once a semester.
Its new incarnation is part of the changing landscape of what higher education offers students. Thoughts on Amazon, e-books, and the future of how we read words.
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