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Old 08-08-2019, 11:48 AM
 
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I've noticed buying books seems to be on a decline lately. I still shop at Indie stores and I enjoy it. Nothing is better than shopping in an Indie bookstore.
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:13 PM
 
Location: The North Star State
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I've noticed buying books seems to be on a decline lately. I still shop at Indie stores and I enjoy it. Nothing is better than shopping in an Indie bookstore.
I buy a lot off Amazon, but I also shop at the locally-owned independent bookstore.

Amazon has hit the chains hard. Indies, not so much.

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Independent bookstores in the United States have seen their revenue increase by 5% in 2018. This news stems from American Booksellers Association’s CEO Oren Teicher who thanked publishers for their support. He cited the drop of the cost of books over the past few years is a direct result of bookstores generating more revenue. He also praised efforts to increase pre-order sales and promised a plan to do “much more” in 2019 to bolster this channel.

Between 2009 and 2015, the number of independent bookstores grew by 35%, according to the American Booksellers Association. Print book sales are on the rise too: Sales of physical books have increased every year since 2013. In 2017, print book sales were up 10.8% from 2013, while sales of traditionally published e-books actually dropped 10% from 2016 to 2017. Teicher indicated that in 2018 ABA membership grew for the ninth year in a row, with stores operating in more than 2,400 locations.
https://goodereader.com/blog/booksel...e-by-5-in-2018
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:13 PM
 
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Oh, yes!!! I don't have one near me here at home, but when I travel hunting down independent bookstores is one of my favorite things to do! My husband gives me a hard time because I end up flying home with books that he says I could have ordered on-line and had delivered, but he, too, enjoys the camaraderie of a good little bookshop.
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I try to buy as little from Amazon as possible.
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Old 08-08-2019, 02:47 PM
 
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I buy used books from an indie chain that has several locations. I don't buy new books from one. I would like to support them but I don't want to make a special trip to go to the store and I can usually find them cheaper online.
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Old 08-08-2019, 04:57 PM
 
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I mostly use the library these days or buy digital books off Amazon when they are on sale for 99 cents. However, there are some good indie stories in Denver that have carefully curated offerings that I like. I also go to used bookstores.
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Old 08-08-2019, 05:50 PM
 
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Yes, I do. Especially if it's an indie store that carries used books.
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Old 08-10-2019, 05:16 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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We have very few independent bookstores left.

Why Are So Many Longtime L.A. Bookstores Closing?
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...losing-1204288
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Rural Wisconsin
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Yes, although there are none very near me. Still, whenever we go to a small town, I will always check out the local bookstore and will invariably buy something.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:02 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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If I found the book as a result of looking around at the bookshop, then I buy it from them. I still buy most of my books from amazon and Costco, because it is just so darn easy and they are always by far the cheapest. I support the local bookshops when I can and I'm fine with paying a couple dollars more to support them. But if it's a new release hardcover, and we're looking at a $15 (or more) difference in price, I have a hard time justifying it.
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