Posts Tagged "independent bookstores"

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 →

Oblong Books Keeps Local in the Family

Oblong Books Keeps Local in the Family

Over nearly 40 years, Oblong Books & Music in New York’s Hudson Valley has proven that independent book stores still have an important role to play in our communities. Oblong has stores in Millerton and Rhinebeck, in northern Dutchess County, NY and is operated by a father and daughter team: Dick Hermans and Suzanna Hermans.

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.

You Can Buy E-Books and Still Buy Local.

Indie bookstore customers no longer have to choose between reading digital and supporting their local bookstore – Lake Forest Book Store is now selling Google eBooks™ online at www.lakeforestbookstore.com.

This holiday season give the gift of "local."

Whether its a paperback edition of  Elizabeth Gilbert’s  “Eat, Pray, Love” at Carmichael’s Bookstore in Louisville; or a vinyl copy of Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” at Twist and Shout Records in Denver; or a STIHL cordless hedge trimmer at Land and Coates in Virginia Beach – this holiday give the gift of local. It is better for your local economy. It is better for your local community. And, it…read more →

Independent We Stand
Independent We Stand Independent We Stand