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Book lovers, rejoice…stats point to a resurgence of independent bookstores.

Indie bookstores were supposed to go the way of the stone tablet – done in first by national chains, then Amazon, and finally e-books. But, a funny thing happened on the way to the funeral.

While beloved bookstores still close down each year, sales at indie bookstores overall are rising. Owners credit the modest increases to everything from the shuttering of Borders, to the rise of the “buy local” movement, social media, and a get-‘er-done outlook. If Indies have to sell cheesecake or run a summer camp to survive, they do it.

For more news from the world of books, check my website, bookreportradio.com. And tune into my radio show, The Book Report.

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