59. The Showroom Idea

Amazon has spent the last few years slowly killing off the traditional bookstore (and many other stores along the way). Now Amazon has opened physical bookstores (like a showroom for books) to help those indecisive buyers find books that might enjoy. Nordstrom is doing the same, allowing you to shop online, and have a personally tailored shopping experience in store. The question is, do people actually want to shop like this?