12 August 2013

"Peter Glassman, who owns Books of Wonder, said he turned to a fund-raising campaign only as a last resort."

The trouble with indie bookstores raising money through Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms is that you can really only do it once. What I'd like to see, and Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Company alludes to it, is more encouragement and reminders to patronize your local indie every day, not just for a special campaign. How about a subscription service where for a flat fee, I get the bookstore's pick every month, and it's waiting for me at the store as a surprise? (So, like the Emily Books model, but for brick-and-mortar. Or the way comics stores handle their subscriptions.) 

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