Business is still up, although not quite as much as it was in the six months following George Floyd's death.
Book sales are up almost 8% this year. Mega online stores benefited the most, but some small players are pivoting in hopes of getting ahead.
The holiday season is the busiest time of year for many retailers, including the country's 2,500 hundred independent bookstores. Some, despite Amazon's dominance, are flourishing.
This isn’t a bad time to be in the independent bookstore business. The American Booksellers Association says there’s been a nearly 31 percent increase in the number of indie bookstores since 2009. The indie renaissance coincides with the collapse of national book chains. One threat to bookstores’ future: rising rents and labor costs. Click the […]