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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 national book chains. One threat to bookstores’ future: rising rents and labor costs. Click the […]
Could the "indie renaissance" that has been helping independent bookstores thrive also cause their downfall?
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Flatbush Zombies on remaining independent, racism and more

Jun 24, 2016
For the Brooklyn-based hip-hop group, independence isn't just a business decision, it's a lifestyle.
Erick Arc Elliott, Zombie Juice and Meechy Darko of Flatbush Zombies perform onstage during TIDAL X: 1020 Amplified by HTC at Barclays Center of Brooklyn in 2015 in New York City.
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