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Old 08-18-2011, 05:42 PM
 
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I am very excited about this new store. Loved Davis Kidd and this will be a nice size at 2500 square feet.

Ann Patchett's Green Hills bookstore to open in October | The Tennessean | tennessean.com
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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Can't wait! I really miss Davis Kidd although the Container Store is fun. And I WILL support this store by actually BUYING books there.
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:50 AM
 
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I predict it will be closed within 2 years.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Madison, AL
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People still buy real books? You'd have to be crazy to open a bookstore in this day and age unless it is near a university and sells textbooks. However, even that is risky as most textbooks can be found much cheaper online.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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I like crazy people. I like 'real' books. I am tired of living in front of my Mac. I want to browse in real life. OK, old fashioned. But everything old is new again. Even vinyl is making a come back!
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:24 PM
 
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I think this bookstore will be just the right size and in a great location. The Davis Kidd was too large in terms of sq. footage since the reduction in clientele due to e-books.

I still love going to an actual bookstore to pickout books for gifts and to browse the shelves for things to read. I hate online book browsing. I like to hold the book. Read the back cover. And all that old fashioned stuff
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Bellevue
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People still buy real books? You'd have to be crazy to open a bookstore in this day and age unless it is near a university and sells textbooks. However, even that is risky as most textbooks can be found much cheaper online.
The Vanderbilt U bookstore will be moving into the former Borders location on West End.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:54 PM
 
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I am excited about this, I miss going to bookstores. I try to stop by when I'm in Cool Springs. I am NOT looking forward to the parking, I haven't gone to the Donut Den in years for fear of the parking lot, maybe it's gotten better?
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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I am excited about this, I miss going to bookstores. I try to stop by when I'm in Cool Springs. I am NOT looking forward to the parking, I haven't gone to the Donut Den in years for fear of the parking lot, maybe it's gotten better?
You know, I can't even picture the parking lot of the shopping plaza where the bookstore will be located. Is it really small and crowded?

If so, that will be a real liability to the bookstore (since they are paying for 2500 sq ft they need room for their customers to park).
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Music City, USA
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You know, I can't even picture the parking lot of the shopping plaza where the bookstore will be located. Is it really small and crowded?

If so, that will be a real liability to the bookstore (since they are paying for 2500 sq ft they need room for their customers to park).
It's pretty cramped (as are most things in Green Hills), but parking shouldn't be impossible...nowhere near as bad as a lot of the things on West End.


As far as the bookstore argument...I agree that in this day and age, it's a pretty risky proposition...but there is definitely still a market for it out there. I think the days of the mega bookstores are largely gone, though.

Plenty of the "older" crowd will still prefer bookstores to shopping online and/or getting books on Kindle or other electronic readers. After that generation dies off, though...who knows?

People still like to go to book signings and listen to authors and/or get their books signed, too...with Davis Kidd gone, that leaves a mighty big void for many Nashvillians.
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