Shareology was in St. Paul this week for a Metro IBA meeting hosted by Common Good Books. Not once, but twice, a fascinating fact emerged: apparently, Amazon did not hit the friendly neighborhood bookstore. However, Barnes and Noble and Borders have been badly wounded. As a result, the neighborhood bookstore is making a rebound!
In St. Paul, is there a finer example of a local bookstore than Common Good Books, about to celebrate its fifth birthday soon. You may have heard of the proprietor, a Mr. Garrison Keillor. Shareology has been hearing the phrase “multiple income streams” lately, a phrase Mr. Keillor practically invented. Let’s take a tour of this local bookstore, tucked away in the basement of 165 Western Avenue at Selby in St. Paul:
Nina’s Coffee Cafe is located just above the bookstore at 165 Western Avenue.
The Metro IBA Business meeting starts …
and on the way out….
above: as you exit Live Local, Read Large
For more on living and buying local, go to www.metroiba.org or follow them on twitter at @MetroIBA.
For more on Common Good Books go to http://www.commongoodbooks.com/ or follow them on twitter at @CommonGoodBooks
Kay Roseland @KayLoire