couple of things from the department of coincidences:
Monday night's ABC news in Canberra had a report on how bookstores are changing, which is now (three days after broadcast) online. It included interviews with the managers of two of the biggest non-chain bookstores who said that while sales are down, maintaining ambience and having helpful staff seemed to help.
Interestingly, one bookshop, Smith's, said they'd applied for a liquor licence for their in-store coffee shop ...
University Information Services
Today's SMH had a slightly emotional front page report on how UNSW are reducing their book holdings and making space in libraries to provide laptop workspaces for students