So while selling books or comics is viable, it is proving to be a lot harder when you have a big floor space in prime real estate.
"If it's in your computer, it doesn't feel like you own it, it feels like you're renting it."
But Boffins' part owner Bill Liddelow said the closure of Dymocks was nothing to be pleased about.
Comics enjoy resurgence
While it raises more questions about the future of the printed word, and many will blame the popularity of the internet, some booksellers are reporting a surge in sales.
"Maybe in the worst case scenario it was being over-serviced for the last few years so we're just seeing a natural balance to the way bookshops should be."
Independent stores have their own advantages
Mr Pen said this was actually being driven by the internet.
Western Australia's biggest book store, Dymocks in Perth's Hay Street, will close its doors to the public on Sunday.
Good book shop with wider collection. However, service may need some improvement. We placed an order for some books which needs a 2-month wait period. We expected them to notify us when the books arrived as it is a long wait. However, there was no courtesy from the book shop to let us know that the books are arrived and we can pay and collect. When we made an effort to go to the shop (after the 2 month wait), we came to know that there are only two copies available and we had to buy them in hurry. If the book shop had informed us earlier, we could have planned to buy the books without stress.
Great range. built quite the library at home thanks to Dymocks. Can’t help but gravitate to check out the quirky and unique.
We went to Dymocks in Hay Street Mall on March 20, 2018 to buy a gift for my granddaughter’s birthday. Prices were good. I got the book for under $20. For a small store they have extensive selection of books and gifts for children of all ages. The staff were friendly, and super helpful.
This page provides details on Dymocks Hay Street, located at 705/707 Hay St, Perth WA 6000, Australia.
★★★☆☆ Suresh K Kalagara
Excellent range of books, polite, knowledgeable staff. A really good and reliable book store.
Very welcoming store, friendly staff, books spread out in a easy to follow format with clear and concise information on hand. I felt “at peace” whilst there with a teenager and she enjoyed the choices of books etc available.
★★★★★ James Jackson
“They’re just doing their job. I expect police to throw the book at anyone behaving that way,” Mr Andrews said.
A staff member at a Dymocks store in Melbourne has been assaulted after asking for a customer to check in using a QR code.
It comes as health authorities linked 29 cases to recent protests in central Melbourne, an increase of six.
As a result of the increase in violence, the store has increased its security arrangements.
‘Cowardly and shameful’
Premier Daniel Andrews said the reports of staff being abused were “cowardly and shameful”.
Only one case was fully vaccinated, three had received one dose and 25 were unvaccinated, the health department said.
Victoria Police says an investigation into the incident is ongoing.
The owner of the CBD store on Collins Street says it was one of three aggressive incidents aimed at staff over COVID compliance on Friday alone.
“It’s very fortunate he’s not more seriously injured,” Mr Traverso told 7NEWS.com.au.