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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Independent Bookstores

4 Reasons Why Independent Bookstores Are Thriving

Jessica Hullinger | September 1, 2015

BookCourt, a family-owned bookstore in Brooklyn's Cobble Hill neighborhood, has been in the same location for 34 years, longer than most residents. It's also probably longer than anyone predicted, because a few blocks down, a Barnes & Noble looms on the corner.

Inside BookCourt, however, business is bustling. Customers inquire about titles they're searching for. Kids quietly play in the children's section. "Are you hiring?" one girl asks the clerk.

<more at; related links: (How Bookstores Survive in the Age of Amazon. A bookseller tires of being asked how his store survives in the Amazon age. October 3, 2014) and (Indie Bookstores Are Finally Not Dying. May 15, 2015)>

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