To: Tax-chick; NicknamedBob; ThomasThomas; ColdOne; fanfan; Cyber Liberty; Monkey Face; Silentgypsy
The only shopping small in a small town I visit on business just closed it's off-brand bookstore. There is now NO bookstore in a town of over 20,000 people. The library is basically a bookmobile on blocks.
It's the death of civilization as we know it. I'm seeing this more and more often.
If I wanted life without books I could simply move to . . . Tuscaloosa, Alabama (no, that's not the town; and they do print Bear Bryant coloring books and football recruiting guides).
posted on 05/21/2012 7:48:37 AM PDT
(You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
I’ve been to Tuscaloosa. I wasn’t bad, around 1984, but iirc they had a big tornado come through in recent years.
posted on 05/21/2012 8:30:56 AM PDT
(I love you for your perspicacity.)
Does your state or county have a digital library? TN, AZ and GA do. They aren’t exhaustive, but you can get a lot of interesting publications. Every once in a while, I get hard copy when the digitals aren’t available, but I don’t borrow hard copy any more.
How will future generations decipher this without, um, I dunno, electricity?
posted on 05/22/2012 4:53:24 PM PDT
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