Staking Life On A New Bookstore

There are plenty of stories about independent bookstores closing. But in New York is recent weeks five new bookstores have opened, and they “embody the kind of pluck that has always characterized New York’s love affair with bookshops. The siren call of the megastore and its feisty cousin, the Internet, is formidable, but in a city of 8 million, surely there’s room for a few mavericks.”