I think that what with eBooks becoming more and more popular and cheaper that eventually they will become a thing of the past. I hope it doesn't happen but they are already closing one by one. Waterstones is the only largish book store that is still open and from what iv read in newspapers recently even they are struggling. Personally I prefer books to eReaders, but I can see how they are more convenient. Also if books disappear, what are we going to do with all our bookshelves?