Booklovers in Laredo, Texas are about to lose their only bookstore. That would make Laredo the largest U.S. city without a bookstore. When the Laredo B. Dalton bookstore closes, the nearest bookstore will be 150 miles away in San Antonio. Many more mid-size cities are going to find themselves on the losing end, but do we really need bookstores with the internet and e-books?
You can read more about the store closing at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122516606. There is also an audio version of the story available at the npr.org’s Website.