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Because independent bookstore buyers personally meet with sales representitives from each publishing house to discuss what books are most anticipated and why.
Because each bookstore offers a slightly different inventory of books depending on its readership and its employees' personal choices.
Because independent bookstore employees personally read as many of the books in their store as possible, in advance, to recommend to you.
Because independent bookstores can know you by name, what books you like, and keep you updated on new releases tailored to your personal interests.
Because independent bookstores will spend time finding the right book for you.
Because each independent bookstore has its own aesthetic and vibe. Barnes & Noble is corporate and similar and Amazon is removed and impersonal.
Because buying from the independent bookstore supports the local economy.
Because independent bookstores offer you a chance to feel the book and see it for yourself. Instead of online, like Amazon.
Because independent bookstores allow you to stumble upon books you might not otherwise consider.
TenBecause an independent bookstore offers its city a certain vibe it can't get any other way. And let's face it, they're awesome.
Do you shop indie sometimes or all the time? Why or why not?
The (YA) Bookcase Team