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Archive for February 9th, 2011

Best Children’s Book Store

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

The movie You’ve Got Mail comes to mind when understanding the reality that children’s bookstores aren’t as popular as they once were. In the film, the Mom and Pop children’s book store, The Shop Around the Corner, was forced out of business by the huge conglomerate book store, Fox Books, which opened up across the street. The larger store had more books, longer stores hours, but lacked the personality and ambiance of the smaller bookstore.

In real life, the closing of children’s book stores are happening more often. In 2007, A Likely Story Children’s Bookstore in Alexandria, Virginia, suddenly closed its doors after 23 years in business. The number of these specialty shops has declined from more than 750 in the 1990s to less than 200 today. Many of the ones that haven’t closed have either merged with other companies or changed their product mixes to include items other than children’s books. Reasons for this decline includes:

* Dwindling economy
* Lack of interest in Mom and Pop stores
* Larger selection available at chain bookstores
* More people are buying online
* Books are cheaper at wholesale or retail stores

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