Kids' Stores Grow Up

Rosen, Judith
July 2008
Publishers Weekly;7/21/2008, Vol. 255 Issue 29, p18
Trade Publication
The article reveals the strategies employed by children's bookstores to address the challenges they face from their owner's mortality and market competition. Like other booksellers, many children's booksellers are ready to do something else with their later years. Mrs. Nelson's Toy and Book Shop is one of very few children's bookstores with a succession plan that keeps the store's traditions intact. Unlike other children's bookstores, Bank Street has a built-in safety net, because of its ownership by Bank Street College of Education.


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