I visited one of my favorite little independent bookstores yesterday.
And while the owner told me business was down, he had good news - they were moving and expanding!
They're just traveling across the street, but it will be a newly remodeled building, they will have several floors, and his new business partner is putting in a coffee shop. The move itself will be a challenge, but he's looking forward to the new place!
He's got three black cats that wander the store and isn't sure how they will handle the move - one might go home instead. Hopefully they will transition well, though. I cannot imagine visiting this store and not seeing the cats. (Or having the smallest one steal Tootsie Rolls from my candy dish!)
So not all of the independents are dying! (And not all of the physical stores are dying.)
Do you have a favorite little store near you? One that's held on through the years? Please share!