I'm sure +Evo Terra, +Jeff Moriarty & +ePublish Unum – Digital Author Education would have comments on this….

Book store owner installed his own on-demand book print/binder (The Espresso Book Machine). The book binder can print nearly five million titles including Google Books that are in the public domain, as well as out of print titles. The bookstore will even locally-deliver same-day printed and bound books by โ€œpedal-truck". EPIC.

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Nice profile of a bookstore that's always been great but is now finding intelligent ways to not only stay relevant, but actually offer things that Amazon and B&N can't (beyond knowledgeable, helpful staff, which is a given but which hasn't been enough for most independents).

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The Man Who Took on Amazon and Saved a Bookstore – Forbes
The story of an independent bookstore with a digital strategy that allows them to compete with industry giant Amazon.

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