Things were also changing for Rachelle Markley, the owner of Crooked House Books and Paper. She said that walk-in traffic dropped off, but luckily she had always been selling online, her biggest presence being on Etsy. During March of last year, she fully expected not to make it when people were “hoarding beans and toilet paper;” she did not think that people were going to open their wallets and start buying “weird collectible books,” yet somehow the pandemic has been really good for online book sales.
As a self-proclaimed book lover, a bookstore is my haven. Bookworms everywhere love walking down different stacks and gazing at all there is. I do have a preference for some bookstores over others, however. An independent bookstore has more of a genuine feel than a generic big-box store. Add Amazon and all the different digital options on the market, and readers have a multitude of options for where to get their books. How does an independent bookstore compete with these giants?
By Kacie Peterson What better way to spend your vacation than immersed in a good book, eating seafood at its finest, and having a beautiful ocean view all in one? It’s a perfect place to buy that paperback you’ve wanted to read while lying on the beach. Upon entering this lovely little hidden treasure, one […]