A few days ago, due to the discount of e-commerce double eleven, the preferential price that consumers can get is almost lower than the purchase price of independent bookstores, which once again makes brick-and-mortar bookstores face the inherent weakness of the discount war on e-commerce platforms and the unified pricing system for books. Taiwan book market countertops. In fact, these are long-standing and unresolved issues in the publishing industry.
In the face of the epidemic this year around the world, a series of anti-epidemic measures such as city closures and curfews have not only photo background removing changed the daily life of the people, but the business of independent bookstores has been the first to bear the brunt. Even the well-known Shakespeare and Company on the Left Bank of Paris is not immune. Shakespeare and Bookshop on the Left Bank in Paris A few days ago, Shakespeare and Books sent an email to all readers asking for help. "Like many other independent businesses, we are also struggling in dire straits, trying to survive with huge losses," and bluntly stated that if any readers are willing to lend a helping hand, they can do so through the Internet. Order books and they will appreciate it. In 1919, Sylvia. Sylvia Beach founded Shakespeare and Books,
Places visited by James Joyce and others. In 1951, George. Whitman (George Whitman) transformed the bookstore into what we see today, including writer James. Baldwin (James Baldwin), Lawrence. Darrell (Lawrence Durrell), Alan. Ginsberg (Allen Ginsberg), Anne Si. Anaïs Nin and others were all guests. Whitman defines this bookstore as "a socialist utopia disguised as a bookstore", allowing travelers and poor writers to use the bookstore as a resting place in a model similar to work-for-lodging. It is reported that more than 30,000 people have stayed here for a while since the bookstore opened. However, the 100-year-old Shakespeare and Bookstore has seen sales drop by nearly 80 percent since March this year.