It’s no secret that big booksellers like Borders and Barnes & Noble are experiencing financial difficulties, but I believe this presents small bookstores with a unique opportunity that I discuss in the latest edition of Retail Rap, my twice-monthly column with Chain Store Age.
With bookselling giants like Barnes & Noble losing money and closing stores by the hundreds and Borders liquidating, I think there’s plenty of new light available for small bookstores to open up and take advantage of the new and evolving market. Question is: Will those smaller independent bookstores capitalize on those book superstore closings? I think they will, and they should.
Check out the full article from my recurring column, Retail Rap, at Chain Store Age.