I know many readers of my blog visit book stores and very often buy books. I've lamented having no local independent store to shop in before on my blog. There are a few used bookstores, one with lots of character though I don't care for the location. They even serve terrific, very expensive coffee and pastries like any Borders or Barnes and Noble. I've bought some used books there including some very old ones from the 1800's. I like how they look on my shelves.
Besides buying books are there other reasons you visit your local bookstore? Are you losing a Borders near you? Do you see the future of brick and mortar stores as optimistic or limited?