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The Demise of Book Stores

Wednesday 10th June / presented by Tanya Bunter

How many of us still read the printed word?

The death of the book has been forecast for some time and with Dymocks city store closing its doors on Sunday it would seem the end is nigh.

But with less than 20% of all titles available as e-books, and independent and niche bookstores going from strength to strength, it seems there is still a strong appetite for print on paper. So where to from here?

Local book store owners Robin Pen (Diabolik), Alan Sheardown (Crow Books, New Edition) and Stefen Barazulaitis (Stefen’s Books) joined The Mag to discuss the future of literature.

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