Ebook Fascination

Hamlet likely wasn’t the first to ponder matters of life and death, but the question he poses in his famous soliloquy, “To be or not to be,” remains as relevant today as ever before – especially for independent booksellers. Of … Continue reading

Enduring Value

Getting out of the country even for a short while is a guaranteed way to be able to clear the mind and gain a broader perspective. It’s refreshing to see villages and cities with landscapes that are not filled with … Continue reading

Let’s Get Physical

Last week we hosted prospective booksellers from across the United States and as far away as the Kingdom of Bahrain to discuss retailing in general, bookselling in particular, and the needs, desires and expectations of today’s reader. Together, we contemplated … Continue reading

Where There is a Will, There’s a Way

Whether we’re reading a classic novel or a new children’s picture book, it’s touching to see the little guy win. We root for the underdog with a valiant cause, valuing a noble struggle against all odds. Yet the whole concept … Continue reading

Indie Resiliency

It’s been a tough week for corporate bookstores. Indie bookstore owners watch, listen, plan, and adjust. It’s easier when you’re navigating a smaller boat. Continue reading