"We actually love the physical retail experience," says Chris Capizzi, who co-owns A Good Used Book with his wife, Jenny Yang.
Storefront prices were too high, so Latanya DeVaughn of Bronx Bound Books used savings, a grant and a bus to realize her dream.
Candice Huber, owner of Tubby & Coo's, is concerned about printing delays and hoping customers order soon for the holidays.
Celene Navarrete had to close her shop doors in March and is now growing her online store and attending virtual book fairs.
Big retailers can't charge significantly less for a title than a bookseller
A bookstore closes shop because so many African-Americans have left San Francisco.