Sunday, February 11, 2007

Demise of Bookstores highly exaggerated ?

It seems that reports of the demise of independent bookshops maybe highly exaggerated…

I just discovered two new articles We’re not in it for the money by Teresa Mendez (CS Monitor) and Indie Bookstores tackle internet at Wired News that report while many of the older independent bookshops, like Cody’s Books in California and WordsWorth Books in Massachusetts have closed, new independent bookshops are opening all the time.

Mendez reports that the American Booksellers Association registered 90 new stores in 2005 and 97 in 2006. Want to know where - check out this list.

But in order to survive, they will have to adapt to the times, as suggested in a interesting article at The Publishing Contrarian.

Here’s hoping their numbers will continue to grow…and that they will survive…

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WW of P said...

Hi, Kiwiwriter. Thanks for linking up to my posting at The Publishing Contrarian. Lots of interesting comments coming in, thanks to all the linking up!

Oh, and another thing: you might want to check out There's a very interesting posting about New Zealanders. Scroll down. Leave Bill L.a comment! I'm sure he would get a kick out of it. (And he thought no one from New Zealand would see his posting. Hah!)

Lynne AKA The Wicked Witch of Publishing from New York City


hi wicked witch of publishing, thanks for stopping by.No problem with link, found the article very interesting. Will check out Bill's post on NZ later in week.

Cheers, Liz

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