I'm working up on a post about how big chain bookstores as well as much independent ones can survive in the world of eBooks.
A lot of it has to do with the fact that we are shopaholics and, more importantly, social creatures.
What do you personally think about traditional bookstores and the coming world of ebooks? I think both can coexist. After all, you can make espresso and tea at home but that hasn't put Starbucks or Coffee Bean out of business.