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The Bookshop as an Experiencescape: the future of the physical book and the bookshop in the digital era

  title={The Bookshop as an Experiencescape: the future of the physical book and the bookshop in the digital era},
  author={George Birkbeck Norman Hill},
The purpose of this thesis is to position the physical and independent bookshop in the digital era, claiming that they do have a strong place there. The rationale of viewing the bookshop as a space in which an experience can be had, intends to give independent bookshops a guide on how to remain as such. I focused on an English language bookshop in Istanbul, Turkey and conducted fieldwork for 3 months. To evaluate and learn from the findings I used the concept of Experiencescapes and the… 

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