Quick hits on bookstores


By Carmen Comment

Gannett News Service reports on how bookstores in what’s essentially the middle of nowhere – like Soldier, Iowa, population 207 – are thriving thanks to a worldwide, Internet-based market.

Verbatim Bookstores in Vail, CO is still struggling – and has mounted a campaign to get local customers to help them out.

Yesterday saw the opening of Tattered Cover’s new location in Denver, and USA TODAY provided a final glimpse of what the old store in Cherry Creek was like.

In better news, Brazos Bookstore in Houston will live on as fourteen city dwellers have banded together to buy the store outright.