Could you live in Laredo? I couldnâ€™t. Donâ€™t get me wrong — it looks like a beautiful city. But hearing on the news that the townâ€™s only bookstore closed January 16 â€” leaving the nearest one 150 miles away â€” got me thinking, first, about the number of bookstores that Iâ€™ve seen come and go from my area in the last couple of years (three, at least). And second, about the fact that, as much as I love online convenience, I still love brick and mortar bookstores. For me, itâ€™s both the quiet of the store and the sheer number of shelves there to browse through. How close (or far) is your nearest bookstore? Could you live without it? Why or why not? — Sarah L.