Book Business Extra Q&A: Meg Zelickson Smith of the American Booksellers Association talks about the impact of a new crop of independent sellers on the book industry.
Meg Zelickson Smith, director of membership marketing for the ABA, spoke with Book Business Extra about the independent booksellers of today, and how they are affecting the industry.
Book Business Extra: What do you believe is causing people to want to open up independently owned bookstores?
Meg Smith: When you ask the people who have recently opened up stores, they open up stores for all the same reasons that people always have. They love books, they love their community and they want to create that kind of environment in their community. Stores have always closed. We’re now finding that stores are back opening a bit. And the people who are opening them are looking for more resources.