Thursday, July 14, 2005
Independent book stores
According to this San Francisco Chronicle story on the new Harry Potter book:
Membership in the American Booksellers Association fell from 4,000 companies a decade ago to about 1,700 today.
Over the past four years, that attrition has slowed, and the share of the market held by independent bookstores has stabilized at about 10 percent, according to the association.