Saturday, June 21, 2008

100 new indie bookstores opened last year

From Paul Constant's Text Message from Los Angeles article in The Stranger:

"BEA attracts 36,000 booksellers, publishers, publicists, sales representatives, agents, lawyers, and authors (along with 1,000 journalists who report incredibly polite accounts of the weekend's events) to a different city every year, and every year the American Booksellers Association (ABA) kicks off the weekend with a party in a grand ballroom. This year, there is actually something to celebrate—something that cuts against the industry's self-fulfilling death wish: One hundred new independent bookstores opened in America last year. One speaker describes "recolonizing the parts of America that chain stores had left barren." This is, by any measure, a big deal."

Read the rest of the article here.

Thanks GreenCine Daily for the link.

- Sujewa

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