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Closing? Maybe, Maybe Not

Buffalo Street Books in Ithaca, NY announced its closing at the end of March, but this past week has brought forth a grassroots effort in the form of a community buyout. Will it work? “Though the venture is ‘not a money-making opportunity,’ Proehl said, he believes the loss to the community would be more than the value of the store.” So we say again and again with indie bookstores – it’s more than just a bookstore. It would be nice to see the Ithaca community really make this work and perhaps create a new (re)model for this idea of community or co-op bookstores.

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