There’s an interesting article about independent bookstores. When I had a bookstore I only sold used books. I looked into having new books available for my customers but couldn’t compete with the big stores and online. This article explains the reason very well:
Needless to say, there were many reasons we decided to close the bookstore part of our business but this is one of them.
One of the oldest bookstores in Portugal. Beautiful!
Bart’s Books in Ojai, California, is the largest outdoor bookstore in the world!