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Church, Dawson
May 1995
Publishers Weekly;5/29/1995, Vol. 242 Issue 22, p39
Trade Publication
Looks at the future of booksellers and the bookselling industry with the use of multimedia systems in the United States. Democratization of information; Bookstores as source of community ties; Aggregation of niche interests; Preference for stock videos, audio or CD-ROM titles; Use of technology for service efficiency; Creating multi-sensory experiences.


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