I'll be honest in saying that I haven't been to an independent bookstore in ages. The closest one is about 20 minutes away; not far, but then the car is getting old (just had a crap-load of fixes done to it), and I really don't want to wear it out. I drive far enough to and from Ye Olde Temp Job as it is.
But that store is in a very nice area, where there's a river and an old mill; very picturesque. (If I told you the name of the town or of the mill - it's pretty well known - I'd have to kill you. ;-))
So what brought all this up? This particular post about what one indie bookstore is doing to stay in business. True, Cambridge, Massachusetts, isn't as small as the little town I live in (less than 1,000 people), but the idea of printing out ebooks is intriguing. And, yes, they do print ebooks of local authors, which is always cool. :-) They're using the Xerox Expresso Machine to print them out
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