About This Blog

Don't get me wrong. It's not that I'm not on board with the whole ebook thing. I enjoy books in all their formats. But there is nothing quite like a bookstore with its neatly arranged shelves of books and artfully created displays of new arrivals, best sellers, and suggested reading. I especially enjoy discovering small, independent bookstores and have made it my mission to visit and report back on as many of these gems as I can. That is my focus, but there is really nothing that is off limits as long as it is about books or reading. Hope you enjoy my blog and come back often.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Great News

Independent bookstores are on the rise. Yes, you read that correctly. Independent bookstores have increased by 27 percent since 2009. Who knew? Well, I did. When I first began this blog, I had my concerns, but my experience has been quite positive. As I have mentioned in previous posts, indie bookstores appear to be thriving.

Recently on its program, Stateside with Cynthia Canty, Michigan Radio aired an interview with Janet Jones, owner of Source Booksellers in Detroit. Janet offers her ideas about why indie bookstores are doing so well in this age of e-readers. This sounds like a lady I have to meet and a bookstore I have to visit.

You can listen to the 9-minute story here: Indie Bookstores.

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