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From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-25 7:19 AM 
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A growing number of shoppers will be supporting their independent neighborhood bookstores on Small Business Saturday. After nearly being wiped out a decade ago, small bookstores are booming. 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/small-bookstores-are-booming-after-nearly-being-wiped-out-small-business-saturday/?fbclid=IwAR3VBxhQHVeOUWbvq_eYRyYFS7QfYqTI3ljxdkqBdCSKN7Ip3ImEZzDQ8pM

 
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From: Freeman54Nov-25 8:10 AM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 34) 
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That doesn't appear to be the case for my city - at least for new books.  There are a number of well established small independent book stores, but none of them sell new books.  The only source for new books in the city are the two Chapters/Indigo stores.

 

 
From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-25 6:07 PM 
To: Freeman54  (3 of 34) 
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we have a Half-Price .. they sell mostly used books, a few new ones.  Around me, about the only place to buy new books are at walmart

 

 
From: kizmet1Nov-25 9:28 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 34) 
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I did my duty. I bought myself an astrolgy datebook at a store in an old house. I believe that the small stores are keeping neighborhoods from going downhill and should be supported whenever possible.
 

 
From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-27 10:17 AM 
To: kizmet1  (5 of 34) 
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I like the small stores ... I think they usually carry things that I might overlook in a large store

 

 
From: kizmet1Nov-27 10:59 AM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 34) 
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Yes, I hate having to wade thru all the aisles and shelves of boring subjects to get to my favorites.
 

 
From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-28 5:17 AM 
To: kizmet1  (7 of 34) 
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I'm with you there ... but I love just walking through and looking at covers .. it's the whole experience that I like  :-)
 

 

 
From: kizmet1Nov-28 9:29 AM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 34) 
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You would need hiking boots if you came here and went to Powell's. It started life as an early truck and car dealership back in the days when all the vehicles were in a big building.
 

 
From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-29 6:16 AM 
To: kizmet1  (9 of 34) 
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I'd also pack a few things and make myself at home  LOL!

 

 
From: kizmet1Nov-29 10:17 AM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (10 of 34) 
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No problem. It has a nice little coffee shop. The place is so big no one would even notice you. Whole Foods is across the street if you really get hungry.
 

 
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