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  •  Lemuria Bookstore in Jackson, MS (9+ / 0-)

    This is a bookstore that is worth a side trip for a book lover who is anywhere near Jackson, the state capitol. I mentioned it in shortfinals' bookstore diary last night.

    There are a few privately owned bookstores that have not only survived, they have flourished in the face of chain store competition. The Lemuria is one such store.

    Web page for the Lemuria Bookstore.  

    I first came to know John Evans and his wife when they had a tiny walk-up store on the second floor in a small cluster of specialty boutiques. At that time, the entire bookstore was two rooms, neither of which was larger than the average living room. That was in 1975. John's philosophy was to have just one or two copies of the widest variety of good books he could find. It was not long before sales were good enough that he moved into larger and nicer quarters.   That didn't last long. The Lemuria Bookstore has continued to grow.  I love to go there.

    There are a number of best selling authors who will only do book signing and readings at the Lemuria when they come to Mississippi.  There really do need to be more independent stores like this.

    The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. - Sun Tzu

    by Otteray Scribe on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 06:33:14 AM PDT

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