Mar 20, 2018
Host Gerald Everett Jones and his co-hosts Cheyenne Cockrell and
Thomas Page discuss “The Return of the Independent Bookstore”
with special guest Jack Leidner, past proprietor of Clemens &
Company bookstore in Newman, Georgia. Are the indie bookstores, in
fact, making a comeback? Jack responds to our questions,
If I told you I planned
to open a new indie bookstore, what advice would you give me?
What types of books did
your customers want?
The Borders bookstore
chain was built on a new approach to computerized inventory. Do you
think that was a good idea?
What about events?
Poetry, book signings, concerts, even community events like clubs
and grass-roots politics. Should a bookstore promote those?
Should an author plan to
do bookstore signings and readings? Are those relevant
Do you have an opinion
about Amazon’s plans to open retail bookstores that have automated
What’s your next
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