Independent Bookstores Might Just Make It After All


Rumors of independent bookstores’ demise may be at least somewhat exaggerated.

On the day before Christmas, New York’s iconic Strand Book Store tweeted that it just had the “best sales day in the history of 86 years at the store”!

(No reports on whether the two marriage proposals that occurred at Strand that day broke any records.)

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →