We don't have any local stores. The closest is in the city about 90 miles away. I stock up when we go and order a lot, but agree I prefer to see and handle the stuff.
Great idea someone earlier had about getting back issues on evilbay. I bought 46 issues last night in one lot...scrapbooks, etc, creating keepsakes, memory makers,simple scrapbooks. $9.99!
I don't like digital at all. I got sxrapbooks, etc both in paper and on my kindle. I prefer the paper version.