Sociology Professor Clayton Childress writes on the return of the independent bookstore on Orgtheory.net
Clayton Childress is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Toronto. While making the case for examining the relationships between fields and reuniting the sociological studies of production and reception, Under the Cover empirically follows a works of fiction from start to finish: all the way from its creation, through its production, selling, and reading.
Three Reasons Independent Bookstores Are Coming Back
A couple weeks ago, Fabio had a post about the recent rise in brick-and-mortar independent bookstores, suggesting that perhaps they have successfully repositioned themselves as “artisanal organizations” that thrive through the specialized curation of their stock, and through providing “authentic,” and maybe even somewhat bespoke, book buying experiences for their customers.
There’s some truth to this, but in my forthcoming book, I spend part of a chapter discussing the other factors. Here’s several of them.
Why the return:
1) The Demise of the Borders Group…
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