By their very nature, indie bookstores are the perfect breeding grounds for sincere, authentic encounters. They are a place that draws people from all walks of life together and encourages face-to-face interactions. They are modern-day community incubators. Detroit is lucky to have several, diverse bookstores within its limits.
However, contrary to what their well-stocked shelves and pleasant atmosphere might lead you to believe, owning and operating a bookstore is no cakewalk. While indie bookstores across the country have survived the coming of Amazon in a way chain bookstores did not, their existence should not be taken for granted.
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