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bookselling :: Article by Tyler Cowen

Published May 15, 2006 Posted by
What Are Independent Bookstores Really Good For? Not much. By Tyler Cowen, Slate. does not share the statement made in the title of this article, but I think it's only fair to read and reflect on it.

"Our attachment to independent bookshops is, in part, affectation—a self-conscious desire to belong a particular community (or to seem to). Patronizing indies helps us think we are more literary or more offbeat than is often the case. "

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