FROM THE EDITOR
The unfortunate closure of the Terrace End Books and Toys store in Palmerston North is a good reminder to support our local businesses.
The shop owners, Bruce and Alison Stokes, are realistic about the power of online shopping giants in taking their business away.
There’s not many of us around who don’t take advantage of the convenience and value in shopping from home on the couch.
But we shouldn’t forget the pleasure of walking into a shop, picking up something that catches our eye, having a chat with the shop assistants and taking our purchase home straight away.
Especially when it comes to books - there’s nothing like picking up books off the shelf and making a purchasing decision based on the book’s back-cover description instead of online reviews.
If you can afford it, a few extra dollars makes the experience seem worth it, and it ensures our town and businesses thrive.
- Lisa Houston