Originally Posted by Apache
I do not think of any of them as bookstores anymore. You walk into a store and there is more sales space dedicated to clothing and toys than is for books.
The term is "lifestyle merchandise" and pbooks are a big part of it, especially the coffee table books, cookbooks, self-help guides, and the like. Litfic is a better fit, demographically, than genre fiction. In marketting-speak, bookstores are moving upscale.