Posts Tagged "American Booksellers Association"

American Booksellers Association Takes on Amazon for Indies

American Booksellers Association Takes on Amazon for Indies

Small businesses across a variety of industries have long felt the sting of competition from large online retailers. These retailers often aren’t restricted by geography, selling to customers across the country much like a big-box mass retailer. What’s more, large online retailers may find themselves exempt from collecting state and local sales tax, helping them beat the prices of local brick-and-mortar stores. Fortunately, for locally owned and independent bookstores, there’s…read more →

Independent bookstore appeal grows

Independent bookstore appeal grows

When Porter Square Books sold in August, it was the fourth prominent Boston-area independent bookstore to change hands in the past five years. The fourth brokered by the same Needham mergers-and-acquisitions guy. The fourth bought by a middle-aged-ish wealthy person or a couple with absolutely no experience in bookstores, save for a love of them.

Indie Bookstores to Support This Holiday Season

Indie Bookstores to Support This Holiday Season

No matter how bleak the news about publishing gets, independently owned bookstores are surviving, and in some cases thriving, in an Amazon-ruled, post-bookstore chain environment that shouldn’t necessarily be hospitable to shops that handsell books to locals.

The indie bookstore resurgence

The indie bookstore resurgence

Amazon may have the bargains, but independent booksellers are trading in the importance of real-life community — and are seeing an uptick in business.

Top Influencers of the Buy Local Movement

Top Influencers of the Buy Local Movement

As the ‘buy local’ movement continues to grow, we’re taking a look at some of the movement’s most powerful pioneers. Throughout the country, there are lots of hardworking men and women helping to spread the word about the importance of buying local, and the individuals on this list are just a select few that stand out to us.

What Do You Buy The Man Who Has It All?

What Do You Buy The Man Who Has It All?

Dads are notoriously difficult to shop for. Either they’re the type to buy what they want when they want it, or they don’t let on to ever wanting anything. Whichever category your dad falls into, give him the ultimate gift this Father’s Day – the gift of community.

Ten New Studies of the “Local Economic Premium”

Ten New Studies of the “Local Economic Premium”

Since 2002, a growing number of studies have quantified the local economic benefits delivered by independent businesses, demonstrating locally-owned independent businesses return much more of each dollar in revenue to their communities than chains (i.e. the local premium).

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Independent We Stand
Independent We Stand Independent We Stand