Today I went to B & N with my mom today and I found something interesting, though it’s something that’s been happing…ever since the NOOK came out.
“Hi, would you like me to give you a demonstration of the Nook today,” asks this skinny man, right as I enter the store. It’s almost as if he’s begging me to by his product at the BOOK store, not the NOOK store. I tell him I already have one, but that’s a lie. The truth is, I don’t even want one, and if I were to tell him that, I’m afraid that his eyes would literally pop out of his shocked face and say, “But you don’t want a Nook? It’s new technology!” with a gasp, as he raises his hand over his mouth!
I think it’s funny that they are trying to sell these in BOOK stores, because isn’t it just helping make books more obsolete? I understand the NOOK is a Barnes and Noble product, but don’t people know B & N as a a book store, with a few sections of gifts, cards, music and Godiva chocolates? Say for example, that they convince enough people to buy the NOOK, wouldn’t it make their store go out of business…like this one:
The way I see it is that book stores, wonderful highly recognized book stores, are being contradictory — they want to sell books, but they are pushing the NOOK on us, right as we enter the store. It’s almost as if they are telling us, “Don’t look at those things on the shelf, they’re old and no good.” On another note, I’ve heard from several people that they can’t get some books on the Nook/Kindle/eReaders. Well, see, isn’t it good that we sill have a book store to go to?!
What do you, the reader, the book lover, the NOOK lover or hater, think about this?