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Mmm. Blogger didn't link to our websitehttp://www....

2007-06-21T11:35:00.000+01:00

Mmm. Blogger didn't link to our website

http://www.crockattandpowell.com/homepage.htm



We run a small independent bookshop and it's neith...

2007-06-21T11:34:00.000+01:00

We run a small independent bookshop and it's neither painful nor difficult. We learned to stop worrying about amazon and supermarkets ages ago because we opened when they had already become established players in the market. We do something different, we know our customers and we're nice to them and they're nice to us back. It's not rocket science.

And reading the article, the California couple didn't seem to find it painful and difficult either. In fact they were pretty contented if you ask me. Ok, so there's not much money in it but I've no intention of buying a Merc any time soon so it doesn't really matter. Being your own boss and making your own decisions more than makes up for not being able to afford a house in Chelsea.

And it really doesn't help if you keep calling the indie trade by names it is not. Don't assume that a few loud-mouthed whingers represent all of us and be careful with your assumptions because you do damage to something that you maybe, secretly quite like.

We don't want people's sympathy 'because it's so hard being a virtuous indie' we want their respect because we're good at what we do and better than the other guy.



On line ordering and discounting will remain one o...

2007-06-20T15:01:00.000+01:00

On line ordering and discounting will remain one of the banes of the independent store, particularly when the cost of gasoline is compared to shipping--while ideal to hope customers will combine a trip for the cabbage with a stop at the book store, many no doubt elect to just have their reading choice dropped off at their doorstep.