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Bookstores serving as showrooms for ebook users
Sep 02 2011
A recent Simba Information survey of more than 110 bookstores across the country reports that 38% had noticed their former regular customers who now own an ereader, "often or very often" visit to browse the shelves without buying anything, while 43% said non-regular customers "often or very often" come to browse before leaving to buy from another retailer.
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