Indie bookshops turn a new page to fight off threat from Amazon

Spate of openings of ‘destination’ stores as owners offer drinks, performances and crafts to tempt customers away from Amazon It’s children’s story hour at the Book Nook in Hove and the owner, Vanessa Lewis, is doing a reading of Julia Donaldson’s rhyming picture book The Detective Dog. Related: The best independent bookstores worldwide, according to readers Related: 'People are hungry for real bookstores': Judy Blume on why US indie booksellers are thriving Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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