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The Number of Independent Bookstores in the U.S. Has Doubled in the Last 8 Years

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The Bookseller Who Brought Hardcovers to America’s Most Famous Bookstore

Linking to Paul Yamazaki’s turn in the NYT’s “By the Book” as an excuse to shout out Reading the Room, which is a small book born out of several days of interviews about Yamazaki’s history as a bookseller, his thoughts on running a bookstore, changes in book-selling, among other topics. Partly philosophical, partly pragmatic (which isn’t the worst summary of running a bookstore), Reading the Room is a quietly invigorating book in that it is hopeful in its outlook while also being realistic about the world. Worth a couple of hours of your time.

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