How Much Do You Care About Your Independent Book Store?

The price floor in France’s Anti-Amazon Law protects independent booksellers and their cultural contribution but diminishes efficiency and raises prices.

Creative Destruction: Chain Store Wars

Visiting an Amazon distribution center in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Tuesday, President Obama was told by independent booksellers, “We are disheartened to see Amazon touted as a ‘jobs creator,’…when..the exact opposite is true.” Small retailers opposing large firms is nothing new.…

Creative Destruction and the Independent Bookstore

The buggy whip, the typewriter, and now, maybe the independent bookstore? In a NY Times Op-Ed, author Richard Russo criticized Amazon for business tactics that would harm independent bookstores.  He cited friends who said, “They don’t win unless they destroy…