Independent Bookstores are On the Rebound!

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I’d like to depart from the usual fare and post a blog about two wonderful Independent Bookstores.
I’ve heard from numerous sources that the Independent Bookstore is coming back with a vengeance. In fact, there’s a rumor afoot that Amazon plans to open 400 stores of their own. While that number is most likely a gross overstatement—as well as a contradiction in terms—it is indicative of the fact that the ability to pick and choose has re-emerged from hibernation as the best way to shop for books. Today, I’d like to share two finds that have brought me a great deal of joy.

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The first is the much-loved Provincetown Bookshop, where I’ve found books I could find nowhere else for the last thirty-five years.

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Books, Scores, you name it, it’s here.

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A Provincetown Institution

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The Provincetown Bookshop has weathered many a storm, both natural and economic

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The second is a much more recent discovery and a true joy. An Unlikely Story is in the unlikely location of Plainville, Massachusetts, not far from Route 495. It’s an extremely popular venue, staffed by friendly, helpful people who love books and support authors.

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The building that houses the store has been built new to appear old.

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The shelves overflow with an abundance of titles in all sorts of genres.

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The café is a great place to sit back and read.

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Speaking of supporting authors, I’ll be giving book-talk and reading from The HomePort Journals at an Unlikely Story on February 19th, 2016 at 6:30 PM. To register, click here.

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If you are anywhere nearby that day, I do hope you will stop in to say hello and support the wonderful people who are bringing back the joys of book browsing. It’s been sorely missed.

I hope to see you on the 19th.

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  1. Beverly
    Beverly says:

    I love those little (or not so little) independent bookstores. Fun to check out all the nooks and crannies. There’s a great one in San Francisco near my grandson’s home and I could stay in there for hours. Will try to stop by the one in Plainville on my way to the Wrentham outlets.

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