Knowledge today has become a lot more accessible to us. Unlike the generations before us, who had to physically go out and get information for their work, we are the generation that just has to type a word and voila, there are millions of references
All one needs is an access to internet and a laptop or a phone. This does make one’s work a lot easier and convenient, but it also takes away the charm of researching. These days, whenever we want a meaning of a word, we just Google it. Back in the days, to know a word’s meaning, one would go through the dictionary and sometime later find themselves looking at a complete different word
In this way, one would learn so much and get to know about a lot of things. Technology has disabled us; we just sit in front of the laptop and order a book or read it online. Only a handful of people today actually go to a bookstore and pick up a book. The buying habits of people have changed over the years, and people prefer to save up on their time and money rather than going to a shop.
However, there seems to be a change in this trend also. It seems that this technology preference has run its course. The sales of digital books have reached a plateau. Sellers are slowly realizing the changing tastes of people and are trying to accommodate that into the current lifestyles.
Bookstores today are not limiting themselves to just books, but also various other exciting stuff. They’ve also begun to open cafes side by side to attract customers.
All these changes have seen a revive in the bookshop culture and people prefer spending quiet times while sitting in a bookshop and sipping coffee. And as they say, “A lot can happen over a coffee.”