Eliot and I were in Paris twice this year. Both times we marveled at the number of book stores that were still in existence, and the number of folks who were perusing the bookstalls along the Seine.
We were wondering why the printed book was still doing so well in Paris while everything was going digital in the States. We didn’t have to wonder very long. The Wall Street Journal recently announced that the Parisian bookstalls are in trouble. The newspaper said France is falling out of love with the printed book. The internet has taken over.
Two hundred kiosk venders are in trouble. They are even being forced to sell more and more souvenirs to stay in business. They also have a new plan. Read about it here.