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“We are about to begin the discussion,” announced the moderator of the panel devoted to the future of bookstores, as he gazed sadly out upon rows of empty seats. From his perspective, not just that of the business of the printed word, the future looked bleak. The audience eventually trickled in − just six women in all − and took their seats. Turnout was so poor that one of the panelists, a representative of the...