Barnes and Noble just announced they are closing a third of their stores, considering the bankruptcy of their biggest competitor (Borders) a couple of years ago this brings to mind a few questions: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323854904578264400822084708.html 1) Am I a Dinosoar? I like books, while I read some periodicals on line, I'm not a Kindle-Ipad book reader. I remember my local Borders was always crowded. Was it just a big showroom with most books being bought at Amazon or downloaded? 2) Are Big Box specialty retailers a dying breed? Guitar Center is bleeding red ink, and a few others are hurting. And for all of the talk of show-rooming, can a retailer make it with a location that doesn't sell anything but just refers people to on line deals? Overhead at brick and mortar locations is huge, and most stores have to make 30-40% just to break even, after meeting building codes, pleasing OSHA, paying for rent, insurance, and utilities. 3) What about the items you like to touch and feel? As a Fly Fisherman I like to cast a Fly Rod before I buy. As a bass player I like to play before I spend, but I must admit, I've bought my last few basses on line.