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How San Diego Bookstores Are Surviving

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Books for sale at San Diego's independent bookstore Mysterious Galaxy on Nov. 5, 2011.

Aired 2/27/17 on KPBS Midday Edition.

How San Diego Bookstores Are Surviving

GUEST:

John Wilkens, reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Transcript

After 30 years in Hillcrest, Fifth Avenue Books is closing at the end of February.

While this mainstay is closing, other bookstores in San Diego are doing OK and surviving in what was thought to be a dying industry not too long ago.

Earlier this month, San Diego Union-Tribune reporter John Wilkens wrote about how those stores are surviving.

RELATED: Closure of Fifith Avenue Books in Hillcrest part of changing industry

Wilkens discussed San Diego's bookstore industry Monday on Midday Edition.

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