This morning, we ran a piece by Laura Miller celebrating the wonders of independent bookstores. Squeezed first by big box stores like Barnes and Noble and later by online retailers like Amazon, these beloved neighborhood staples are a dying breed. We'd like to draw more attention to these fantastic local shops by featuring your favorites. Is there a great independent bookstore in your area? Tell us about it!
Tag your entries "Declaration of Independents." Include a picture of the store, its address and 200-300 words on what makes it great. We'll feature our favorites on the cover of Open Salon and we're hoping to cross-post some onto Salon as well. Please note by using the tag "Declaration of Independents," you are giving us permission to cross-post your piece on Salon.
UPDATE: Check out the fantastic slideshow of American independent bookstores we ran on Salon last night. We've been thrilled by the fantastic response, and we're hoping to feature another batch of bookstores in a second slideshow next week.