Used Bookstores Making a Comeback
This one is required reading. After nearly going extinct in the age of ascendant Amazon, many second-hand bookstores are thriving. Local retailers across the country say customers are coming back — and many have never left, drawn to the competitive prices and communal atmosphere. Add to that the fact that people enjoy literature’s physical manifestation — it’s never flagged as a go-to idea for holiday gift-giving. And now retailers are making use of Amazon’s third-party marketplace, showing that there might be a harmonious and profitable next chapter for a recently endangered trade.