Weekly Thoughts: A Bookstore?
Here is something that caught our eye this week: A Bookstore? A small, independent bookstore recently opened in our neighborhood. We really want to support our local business community but every time we walk by this establishment, we silently pity the obviously misguided purveyor, wondering who in their right mind willingly opens a bookstore these days? Has this person never heard of Amazon? Or seen You’ve Got Mail? Our reading this week encouraged us to reconsider some of these assumptions. To be sure, small independent bookstores across the nation have faced wave after wave of competitive threats: Superstores like Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Chapters in the