Decline of Print Media on Eastern Standard

Jul 13, 2016

Bookstores across the commonwealth, and elsewhere, continue a trend of closing their doors permanently or adapting to survive the times of E-readers.



On this week’s Eastern Standard, the decline of print and books as we know it and the ways bookstore owners and libraries are altering their business models to survive this unfortunate trend.

On this week's Eastern Standard, the phenomenon of bookstores closing their doors for good, and we talk to those in the business that are adapting to the changing tech-savvy times.
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On the show, owners of bookstores, such as Kathy Rather of Unique Books in Lexington. Owner of Wild Fig Books and author Ronald Davis from Lexington, and

Kelly Smith: Librarian and Coordinator for Collections and Discovery in the Eastern Kentucky University Library.

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