Comic book artist Dan Clowes drew the cover of next week’s issue of The New Yorker.

In the drawing, Clowes imagines a book store full of author-related tchotchkes and eReaders, but no books. The eReaders are the only sign of actual reading amid Shakespeare  t-shirts, Bronte hats and Hemingway drawings.

The drawing raises the questions about how book stores will survive in the age of eBooks. Is author merchandising the answer? What do you think?