Weekend Writing Prompt — The Local Bookstore

There was a local bookstore
Run by a kindly, old bibliopole.
There were old books, new books, records, and more.
I spent hours browsing around that bookstore
Then along came Amazon and Kindle
And the bookstore is no more.

(Exactly 39 words)

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “bibliopole.”

10 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt — The Local Bookstore

  1. Ron. November 20, 2022 / 6:42 am

    Love it. Sad fact. We’re screeners, not pagers anymore.
    (Friendly proofread: typo in Line 3?)

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    • Fandango November 20, 2022 / 9:31 am

      Yes. Thanks for catching that and pointing it out.


    • Fandango November 20, 2022 / 9:33 am

      Not too many small, locally owned bookstore around anymore.

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      • Sadje November 20, 2022 / 9:34 am

        Yes, very sad. Amazon had caused many small businesses to close.

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  2. Nope, Not Pam November 20, 2022 / 11:19 am

    Sad, but true

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  3. donmatthewspoetry November 20, 2022 / 10:17 pm

    Sad. Where has the corner store gone where Miss Bethel said ‘Here Donald, a free biscuit for you’ She must have liked me Fan. I tell Billy about this and he says ‘what’s going on? What can I say?…….

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  4. leigha66 December 9, 2022 / 5:37 pm

    I don’t think there are any corner stores left… we have some local specialty shops I go to for gifts when I can, but there are far more chain stores in town. Very sad.

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