dakuma - 3:01 am on Mar 24, 2007 (gmt 0)
Byron: Yes, I spend enough time at Chapters, and I could not agree with you more, however the point is.. somewhat moot, with all due respect. Its not about what is the "better" option, its about not losing 70+ million dollars and going out of business. So while its not my prefered way to pick up a book at all, maybe the economics are pushing bookstores in this direction. Are people reading more? Probably not. Are more books being sold? Probably not. Whatever reasons they have, beyond the cost benefits, I'm sure they would keep all of their stores open if it was working.