E-readers and the Internet are poised to put an end to places I've always loved - used bookstores. What do I look for at a used bookstore? I'll prowl the fiction and mystery stacks just to see if there's something I managed to miss when it first came out, say, an Ishiguro novel I've neglected, or maybe that one old George Pelecanos crime thriller I haven't read yet.
Robin Benedick browsed some of the remaining used bookstores in Broward and found that the county has fewer than half a dozen secondhand bookstores and that their future is shaky at best. But they cater to loyal customers who aren't quite ready to mess around with a Kindle and don't want to wait in line at the library. Click here to read her story in Sunday's Neighbors section.