The reason I'm thinking about this is probably Dorchester's western line, which was always well-represented in the only place to buy new books in Alvin, Texas: Wal-Mart. I like spending time in front of the rack, looking over the new titles, looking for books, by people I know. Browsing e-books just isn't the same.
I know that real books will be around for many more years, but not Dorchester. I'm gonna miss 'em.
Update: Blogger Richard Robinson has some further thoughts.