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Old 04-12-19, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
I ask the same question of everyone of you "they are dying" guys, and I have yet to get an answer. Can you name one single sector of retail where small independent retailers are doing better?
Yes. At least in the Northeastern US, small independent book stores are coming back to life. My sense is that, with the bricks and mortar presence of Borders and the like in decline, a viable niche has emerged for the independents to provide a community center for book lovers. Amazon may still get the volume business (no pun intended) and be the seller of first resort for hard-to-find books, but there is a real need for a gathering place of like-minded souls that can best be filled by a RL presence.
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