Originally Posted by fjtorres
Maybe we go back to the 70's, before the big chains, before the warehouse stores... To newstands and general retailers and indies.
There are still lots and lots of indies out there.
Indies face the same difficulties as B&N- expensive leases, small inventory, payroll, price conscious shoppers, online competition.
Would someone drive to an indie store to pay full price for the latest best seller?
I googled book stores in my state and noticed that most were in high income well-to-do areas. That may be the key for their survival.