In case anyone wants to, of course…..
I actually think this is rather a brilliant suggestion, since it might actually attract ME to such a store.
In brief, B&N would become a coffee-shop with a book “showroom” attached. No more “warehousing” books. Publishers would provide a free examination copies (one of each title) to the stores, and customers would buy a membership so they could go and hang out, use the free Wi-Fi, enjoy the coffee and muffins, and browse the books.
Read all about it — it does solve one of my problems….I don’t know what’s available! Amazon doesn’t help with this – if I know what I want, it’s a snap, but if not…..
What about it? Could you imagine signing up and spending time at “Serendipity Books”?