A local bookstore is going out of business. They are blaming people for buying books online, the economy, or not buying books as they once did, the internet in general, the fact that people are not reading anymore - all of which are true. But, they are focusing on blaming their customers for their demise - but aren't there other reasons that businesses have failed - like poor money management, rude customer service, inadequate advertising, etc. And it makes me feel that these people are angry at me a customer for not buying enough books over the years as if I'm the one responsible for their success or failure, and I don't think I am. I think they are the ones responsible for whether they succeed or fail. While there are many book stores that have gone bankrupt, there are others which are still in business and are still succeeding. So, what's the difference? The industry in general of both stores is essentially dying, but some people are still in business and still succeeding, while many others have failed. Is it just the consumer trend that has failed or is it the seller also? Does blaming people help you sell more books? I'm just asking.