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Indie Bookstores: Slash and Close

New or used, booksellers are struggling.

John King Books, an institution of used and rare books in Detroit, has slashed its prices in an effort to stay alive – “If we don’t move the entire inventory in a fairly quick time – a couple months – then I don’t know what I will do,” King said.

And another indie bookstore closes its doors – Second Story Books, NY. Such closures as this are no longer surprising news, and Peter Applebome of the NYT explores why.

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