By Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer I want you to think back to 1994, before Amazon. Within three years of its founding, Amazon was the “category killer’ for the bookstore field. Within a decade after that, more than 1,000 bookstores across the U.S. closed, likely because of Amazon. Over time, about 43% of independent bookstores went out of business as did big chains, notable among which was Borders in 2011 (see 12 Stats On The State Of Bookstores In America Today). The decline of brick and mortar bookstores has continued in the last decade and is very traumatic for me as I’m a bit of a bookstore aficionado. Amazon did…
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