This morning I was sad to read about layoffs at Powell’s Books in Portland. Powell’s was my go-to place for used book buying when I lived in Oregon. On their shelves I could always count on finding the out-of-print Dorothy B. Hughes mystery I was looking for, or a reasonably priced copy of the next Anthony Trollope on my list (there’s always a next one). They have a great website that is worth looking into if you are buying used or new books.

From their press releases, it sounds as if profits are sinking for new book sales. I hope they will find a way to piggyback the ebook revolution.

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