small bookstores struggle for niche- NYT

More than 500 independent booksellers debated their next step last week at the Winter Institute, the annual jamboree that is also attended by publishers who go to mingle with their customers and promote their most promising coming titles.

What surprised me about this article is the small place that Independent bookstores hold in the total (at least American) book market–just 10%.

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2 thoughts on “small bookstores struggle for niche- NYT

  1. that number makes me very sad. I love our indies.

    1. So do I, but I’d like more information, like how have book sales changed over time. My impression is that people now generally buy a lot more books than when I was a kid.

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