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Old 03-21-2019, 04:33 PM
 
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What's the proper response? Guess thoughts and prayers didn't work. Wonder why?

Amazon is blamed, but they forget people are leaving religion in droves. They will keep an online presence, but who thinks that is going to last long?

For those that don't know, Lifeway is run and owned by the Southern Baptist Conference.
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:36 PM
 
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https://www.christianitytoday.com/ne...an-stores.html

What's the proper response? Guess thoughts and prayers didn't work. Wonder why?

Amazon is blamed, but they forget people are leaving religion in droves. They will keep an online presence, but who thinks that is going to last long?

For those that don't know, Lifeway is run and owned by the Southern Baptist Conference.
they can't keep a less valid description of how the universe works going. there is just to much free info.
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:42 PM
 
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https://www.christianitytoday.com/ne...an-stores.html

What's the proper response? Guess thoughts and prayers didn't work. Wonder why?

Amazon is blamed, but they forget people are leaving religion in droves. They will keep an online presence, but who thinks that is going to last long?

For those that don't know, Lifeway is run and owned by the Southern Baptist Conference.
What's the excuse(s) for Sears and Payless ShoeSource?
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:59 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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There has been a huge seismic shift in publishing the past 20 years. Many a bookstore has bitten the dust. And not just Mom & Pop shops - chains are going down.

The fact that Christian-only stores are failing is only partly due to pushing pap to an increasingly-educated audience. The whole industry is trying to re-invent itself in this digital age where people want everything fast, and - sadly for bottom lines - free.
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Old 03-21-2019, 06:58 PM
 
Location: City-Data Forum
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https://www.christianitytoday.com/ne...an-stores.html

What's the proper response? Guess thoughts and prayers didn't work. Wonder why?

Amazon is blamed, but they forget people are leaving religion in droves. They will keep an online presence, but who thinks that is going to last long?

For those that don't know, Lifeway is run and owned by the Southern Baptist Conference.
That sucks. A lot of books stores and stores, in general, will have to get with the times.
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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There has been a huge seismic shift in publishing the past 20 years. Many a bookstore has bitten the dust. And not just Mom & Pop shops - chains are going down.

The fact that Christian-only stores are failing is only partly due to pushing pap to an increasingly-educated audience. The whole industry is trying to re-invent itself in this digital age where people want everything fast, and - sadly for bottom lines - free.
Yes, we had Borders, a chain. I loved that place. Took my laptop to the coffee shop it had inside and wrote sometimes. Bought books and magazines and music there. They bit the dust 7 or 8 years ago.
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Yes, we had Borders, a chain. I loved that place. Took my laptop to the coffee shop it had inside and wrote sometimes. Bought books and magazines and music there. They bit the dust 7 or 8 years ago.
I was a huge fan of Borders, too. Not to mention Tower Records!
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I was a huge fan of Borders, too. Not to mention Tower Records!
We had a Tower Records where I used to live.

When I moved to where I am now and didn't know anyone, I would go to Borders just to be around some people, even if we weren't interacting. It was a good place to be alone but not alone.
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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We had a Tower Records where I used to live.

When I moved to where I am now and didn't know anyone, I would go to Borders just to be around some people, even if we weren't interacting. It was a good place to be alone but not alone.
Barnes & Noble is "okay", but it's not Borders.
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Barnes & Noble is "okay", but it's not Borders.
I agree. Different vibe.
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