In 'Reluctant capitalists', Laura J. Miller looks at a century of book retailing, demonstrating that the independent/chain dynamic is not entirely new. It began when department stores began selling books, continued through the 1960s with the emergence of national chain stores, and exploded with the formation of 'superstores' in the 1990s. The advent of the Internet has further spurred tremendous changes in how booksellers approach their business. All of these changes have met resistance from book professionals and readers who believe that the book business should somehow be 'above' market forces and instead embrace more noble priorities.
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Subtítulo: BOOKSELLING AND THE CULTURE OF CONSUMPTION