|Can electronic reading devices really replace the tangible and tactile experience of reading traditional paper and print books? What about the bookstore cafe experience which is a time and place to socialize and communicate about books, periodicals and ideas? I think the city is losing something profound, and I can only hope that Barnes and Noble will one day step in and fill the intellectual void being left in Scranton with one of their own brick and mortar stores.|
|The Scranton Borders Store|
It seems impossible, but when the Scranton Borders store closes its doors for good in the very near future, there will not be any full-sized, dedicated bookstore left in this city of 76,089 people. People in search of the book-browsing and latte sipping experience will need to drive twenty minutes or so to neighboring Wilkes-Barre to visit a Barnes and Noble. Truly, this will be a sad milestone of life in the Electric City in the twenty-first century.