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The Business Of Books: Phoenix-Area Bookstores Connecting Communities


Airing April 22-26, 2019

By Christina Estes

It’s a narrative often repeated: Amazon is killing bookstores. Over the last decade, big chains like Borders, B Dalton and Waldenbooks have all closed their doors. But the number of local, independent bookstores has increased. In this five-part series, meet the people behind metro Phoenix's independent stores and learn how they've adapted in the ever changing marketplace.

Part I
Changing Hands
The number of local, independent bookstores has been on the rise for a decade. This month, the Valley’s oldest indie bookstore is celebrating its 45th anniversary.
 

Part III
Palabras Bilingual Bookstore
Through books, workshops and events, this business promotes cultural representation and diversity through literature, language and the arts.
 

THE RISE OF INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES IN THE U.S.

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As a senior field correspondent, Christina Estes focuses on stories that impact our economy, your wallet and public policy.