Originally Posted by HarryT
It's impractical to suggest that a "bricks and mortar" shop can match the prices of an online bookshop, which has none of the overheads that the B&M shop incurs. You're being charged extra for the extras - the physical browsing experience - that the physical shop offers you.
I like to drink coffee in bookshops and browse. I fell that the expensive coffee is paying for my browsing. But if bookshops had convenient seats to sit and read then I could definitely pay som club membership to get access to coffee shop, reading space and browsing possibilities.