Does The Independent Bookstore Have A Future?
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We have also noted before that independent and specialty bookstores are a labour of love, a dying breed, a money pit, a host of cliches, under pressure from big box retailers, Amazon and now the e-reader. Yet we have also noted how important the small independent retailer is to a viable main street and a walkable community. I can't pass an independent bookstore without checking it out, trying to figure out what it takes to stay alive in this business. In St. John's, Newfoundland, I was drawn into the Bookery on Signal Hill. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger