Wyoming bookstore bans WiFi to make readers use books
CASPER, WY (WPVI),Nov15:Forget partying like it’s 1999, a Wyoming bookstore wants customers to live like it’s 1993: sans personal electronics.
Owner Vicki Burger has banned Wi-Fi and electronics in her bookstore, Wind City Books, in an attempt to get customers to actually read books (imagine that!), reports KTWO-TV.
A sign posted on her storefront asks customers to leaver their cell phones and computers in their bags as they enter “a place for books.”
“Take a break. Live like it’s 1993. Emails can wait,” the sign reads.
According to Burger, customers have wholeheartedly embraced her rules, saying the bookstore is an oasis of peace and quiet.