LA Times profiles Powell’s

My mother-in-law turned me onto a Los Angeles Times article today about my favorite bookstore in the world. It talks about how Powell’s, despite being such a success, could be somewhat of a victim of continued book sales growth online, in particular used book sales by individuals setting up shop in places like eBay and Amazon. Other potential listed problems include new book costs and described “union woes.” You do find though the bookstore has been run by crafty and thinking ahead management and looks to continue that way in the future.

It’s a good read on a bookstore described by the LA Times as “an almost perfect blend of the massive scale of a chain bookstore and the bohemian vibe of a neighborhood independent.”

2 Comments so far

  1. Deribicus (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2007 @ 4:38 pm

    I don’t have time to read the LAT article so I thank you for your clear and concise describtion of it.


  2. Carl Joiner (unregistered) on December 5th, 2007 @ 2:40 pm

    So clear I can see the workman with their Husqvarna 3120XP chainsaws clearing the Evergreens in the distance…I think people may find interest in reading another cities metro paper if, and only if your hook was big enough to snare the fish…



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