Not So Long Ago: Wisconsin and Reservoir

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This week on Not So Long Ago, GM checks out the store next to last week’s entry. Nowadays it’s another great Book Hill antique shop, with Fluergriege, a floral arrangement boutique, upstairs. But 18 years ago, the building was occupied by Babbling Books, a books on tape store.

It’s interesting that like last week’s video store, next door was a purveyor of another now outdated technology. Nowadays, people still listen to audio books, but GM doubts many still use tapes. They probably just buy them on iTunes or something.

And GM thinks there is something lost when we stop buying things in communal spaces and start buying them online. Soon we’ll lose Barnes and Noble too due to the same dynamic. But, it is what it is, and you can’t force stores to sell buggy whips just because they used to.

Oh well, here are the photos:



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3 responses to “Not So Long Ago: Wisconsin and Reservoir

  1. You should give the street address to these sites. This photo looks exactly like the building that housed the video store.

  2. RNM

    Interestingly, you can still buy buggy whips…online.

  3. Pingback: Not So Long Ago: Wisconsin and S | The Georgetown Metropolitan

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