I seem to be on a bit of an end-of-my-world roll lately. First I wrote about the destruction and obsolescence of libraries in “Five Memorable Television Libraries,” and today I’m posting a short film, The Last Bookshop.
The Last Bookshop is a dystopian short featuring a future every book lover dreads. The technocrats have won the battle, and books have disappeared. Below the surface, even more sinister societal changes seem apparent. Not only bookstores, but other F2F retailers seem to have vanished, and with them any type of personal interaction. The resultant world is bleak, bereft and lonely.
I won’t give any further hints or spoilers. Check it out. Do you think it reflects the future of bookstores?