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Bookstores Feeling The Squeeze

Item: Is this the final chapter? Future of bookstores in doubt with e-books gaining in popularity/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press

More Info: Bookstores are feeling a squeeze these days. With the barrage of alternatives like online bookselling, downloading electronic books, and shopping at warehouse stores, independent bookstores could seem obsolete. And with Borders declaring bankruptcy this week, it begs the question: If the big guys can't make it, what is the future of the small bookstore?

Question: Will small bookstores soon be obsolete?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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