Recently, upon walking into the Layton Barnes & Noble, I was surprised by some remodeling. The center of the store, formerly occupied by displays of bestselling paperbacks, had been turned into a gigantic advertisement for the company's Nook e-reader.
Instead of the latest dystopia, a plastic display filled the room in which children and adults were busy testing the capabilities of the Nook by playing "Angry Birds."
To me, there is something wrong with this image. E-readers have enough promotion; Barnes & Noble has invested in many television advertisements for the Nook, though I've never seen them produce a book trailer. This building, this physical, brick-and-mortar store, is the domain of real books. Let them have it. Do not let the e-books intrude on this place that should be the sphere of paper and ink.