Bookstores see surge in sales of works about race

Jun 3, 2020
Merchants are reporting a spike in sales of titles like "How To Be an Antiracist."
One black bookstore owner said most of her new clients are white, and a lot of them are buying books for their kids.
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Indie booksellers innovate to survive the age of Amazon

Jan 7, 2020
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.
Angel and Bob Dobrow opened Zenith Bookstore in Duluth in 2017.
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Independent bookstores are thriving, but a threat looms

Dec 31, 2018
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…
Could the "indie renaissance" that has been helping independent bookstores thrive also cause their downfall?
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Cookbooks are still going strong

Nov 26, 2018
For a lot of people, a physical cookbook is a way to escape a screen – and make some memories.
Matt Sartwell, managing partner at New York City bookshop Kitchen Arts & Letters.
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