Regardless of their approach, the numbers bear these booksellers out. According to the industry tracker NPD Bookscan, sales of print books have increased by nearly 20% from 2019 to 2021. Last year, sales of adult fiction books rose 25.5% over 2020, and young adult fiction was up 30.7%. The result? There seems to be small, scrappy shops around more and more corners these days. So read on to learn about a dozen local bookstores behind this revolutionary declaration of independence.
After a divorce, Alzada kept the Davis store, while Stan kept their second store in Sacramento. When the Davis location came up for sale, the Arnolds purchased the bookstore (along with Avid & Co., the toy store three doors down) because of their passion for what bookstores represent, especially in a college town like Davis.
Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.
We are a locally owned and operated used bookstore. Our stock is large and ever growing. Sales and special events are going on all the time, and you can get a feeling for what is coming on the events page. 2b1af7f3a8