Thursday, 9 August 2012

Fun Do Bookstore


Another little independent bookstore near the university is closing down. The last open day is 11th Aug, this Sat. The poster says that they can no longer afford to run the bookstore for the rising rent and decreasing book buyers.
Years ago when my mother and I were strolling around the neighborhood after dinner, I suggested to go to a bookstore nearby.


"No. I don't have my purse with me," she said."That's quite alright," I don't think it a convincing reason not to pay a visit. "We could just hanging around there".


"No. I've got to take some books home every time I go to a bookstore," she insisted. "Otherwise they're gonna be out of business". 

What she did not tell is that, this would break her heart. Until today she still thinks to certain extent she shares responsibility of the closing down of "New Schoolmate Bookstore" nearby.

I'm just a poor student so I don't 'invest' into book business like mother does. All I do is borrowing books from the library instead of taking them home. However watching bookstores one by one shutting down their business breaks my heat as well. 

It pains me to imagine a city without bookstore.


台大後門那家「販讀」要關門了,就在8月11日,這個週末。他們說因為成本不敷考量,所以無法再撐下去了。


我想起以前跟張媽媽吃飽飯後一起散步時的對話。「諾貝爾書店就在附近,我們去看書好不好?」張媽媽說:「不行,我沒有帶錢包出門

。」「沒關係啊,去看看書就好。」


「不行,去書店一定要買書,要不然他們會倒。」張媽媽堅持道。

沒說的是,書店倒了以後她會很傷心,就像多年前崇德路上的新學友

,直到現在她還是覺得新學友做不下去他有一點責任。


我比較窮,相對比較沒有責任感(?),但是無論如何,看著書店關門真的很令人傷心啊。









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