Most retail stores in America that sold books also sold CDs. We already discussed how CDs became obsolete due to advanced technology. While people will never stop reading books, technology has changed the way we read and buy them. As a result, many book stores have closed and some companies, like Borders Inc., are even out of business. They simply have nothing unique to sell anymore.
Book stores were the only option for millennials for a very short time. Eventually, the multinational conglomerate, Amazon became the biggest online retailer for books. As college students, most Gen Y consumers bought their textbooks on Amazon. Today, we have kindles, audiobooks, and the iPhone even comes with a book app, and you can download whatever you want to read to your device. Why would anyone go to a book store anymore with these convenient alternatives?