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Membership Rises Again For Indie Bookstores

Posted at 7:41AM Monday 09 Jun 2014

Independent booksellers may never regain the stature of the pre-digital, pre-superstore era, but their presence continues to grow.

The American Booksellers Association, the independents' trade group, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that core membership has increased to 1,664, up from 1,632 last year and more than 200 higher since 2009. It's the fifth straight increase for an organization that was losing members for decades and seemed in danger of permanent shrinkage under the combined pressures of, Barnes & Noble Inc. and Borders, discount clubs and a weak economy.

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