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12 Reasons for the Death of Small and Independent Bookstores

To sink to the old good news/bad news routine, Avenue Victor Hugo Bookstore is closing its doors after 29 years. Vince McCaffrey lays out his view of the objective conditions that led to this final closing: Twelve reasons for the death of small and independent bookstores Ever thankful to those who made the effort before […]

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“Selling books on the web wasn’t why she opened a book store.” –January 19, 2003

The good news is that one less of a precious endangered species, Avenue Victor Hugo bookstore, is not going the way of the dodo. The Johnson Paint Store, a little further up the avenue (Newbury Street), another neighborhood institution, will be renting out its commodious second floor to Vince McCaffrey, thereby providing life support to […]

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