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I don't know if America, by and large, are really ready for e-books.

I don't say this simply because I'm not, though, I am not ready for an e-book. I still like the feel of a book in my hands. And (I know this will sound silly) I (and again, I think America at large) does not have a place to read an e-book.

For commuters, particularily in the northeast, I can see where this would be a very handy thing. Riding the subways to work, taking the train back home,...you've got your Palm or laptop loaded with a book you want to read--bingo--you've got it without having to lug around ANOTHER item. For other commuters, LA, Houston, Dallas etc (where most are still in cars) this simply isn't practical. We're too busy shaving or putting on make-up while we drive.

I think, in time, e-books will come around. B&N is prolly just cutting losses for now and will move back in later.

Mike
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