HMV, owners of Waterstones and Ottakers, have announced their intention to close 30 branches of Waterstone's.
That's a loss of 10% retail space.
... they say they're going to devote more space to cards, gifts and stationery.
Which means that ...
... there will be even less space for that increasingly elusive commodity ...
... a book.
What's the answer?
Support your local indie of course.
You probably already know my south London favourite.