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Despite Increased Competition, Independent Bookstores Thrive in US

For generations, Americans visited local, independently operated bookstores to buy something to read. However, in the past two decades, these stores have faced growing competition from national chains as well as from the discounted digital titles that have become available online. It looked as if independent bookstores would be driven out of business. However, recent industry figures show these bookshops are not only surviving, they are thriving. Beyond books There’s a simple...

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