Archive for the Reflections on our Stores Category

It’s Tricky: A Conversation about Amazon

Posted 20 March 2016 by
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When I meet people for the first time and they find out I own an independent bookstore, most are usually delighted, and thankful to hear it. They often lament the closing of a favorite independent bookstore in their own community and remark on the difficult of surviving in an age where books are so easily […]

We Have Come Full Circle

Posted 4 June 2014 by
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I started this blog in January 2011 when the adventure of planning and opening a second location for Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore was just beginning. My intent then, which was mostly fulfilled, was to tell the story of building a bookstore and generate some excitement in my community for this pending event. I loved sharing these […]

Finding My Way

Posted 23 September 2013 by
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Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach turned two on the same day that I celebrated my 59th birthday. Both occasions are worthy of reflection. Over two years we have made many good decisions and some bad ones, but all of our decisions and growing pains leave us right where we are … struggling in an industry which […]