March 23

Indie Bookstores: Survivors of Book Evolution

The digital revolution had many victims in the book industry; Borders and a barely hanging on Barnes and Noble were among the biggest. But strangely, even though they had been nearly doomed to extinction thanks to the aforementioned book retailers, indie bookstores have managed to maintain a foothold in the changing book industry climate.

They’re even starting to do well, as the bookstore giants are dwindling in sales.

The reason for this survival? Experts theorize it is the customers’ loyalty to their favorite local bookshop that is the reason for success. Their local bookstore doubles as a place for the community, something that indie stores innately understand and something that continues to baffle the bigger bookstores.

Read more at the Good eReader.

Photo credit: mysterymoor via Visualhunt / CC BY-NC-SA


book industry, Books, bookstores

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