I recall an outcry from the populace when the big book stores started displacing the mom and pop stores of yesteryear. There was even a Tom Hanks movie about this very issue. They had a sales model that did not keep up with the times. You can read many analysts reasons for the giant going under.
My mind goes to the "whats next" arena. Amazon and other online stores are starting to find governments interference causing a change in the way they do business. E-readers are taking a toll from the printed page as well.