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BOOK BIZ — Ode to independent bookstores, like Choctaw Books

Goodbye Choctaw Books. It’s always sad when any bookstore closes its doors for the final time, but especially an independent bookstore. We are so very fortunate in Mississippi to still have a number of independent bookstores. That may be because the state is made up of small towns where big chain bookstores will not set up shop. Hooray for us! ...

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MCDILL: Why Choctaw Books is calling it quits

It was with great sadness that I recently learned of the planned closing of Choctaw Books in Jackson. It was also with a flash of realization that I’m part of the problem; part of the reason for its closing. I might as well help owner Fred Smith lock the doors on his last day on September 30 after more than ...

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Choctaw Books closes doors after 3 decades of book business

Choctaw Books owner Fred Smith is emphatic that customers understand why all of his books are marked down 30 percent. “It’s a store closing sale. I’m not going out of business,” Smith says from behind a desk piled high with books and appraisal orders. “Its not like I’m dying.” It’s been a busy month for the Jackson book dealer. His ...

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State's booksellers are skeptical of crowdfunding

Crowdfunding, the Internet’s trendy new way to fund everything from music videos to medical procedures, has caught the eye of independent booksellers struggling to keep their doors open. The New York Times recently reported that book dealers in San Francisco and New York City were resorting to asking for donations on popular crowdfunding sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter. While they ...

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Small Business Spotlight: Choctaw Books

Proud to be a Bookman Choctaw Books offers rare, used titles Before Amazon.com there was Choctaw Books. Bookworms in the Jackson metropolitan area looking for rare books prior to the advent of the Internet and online retail could drive over to a little wood frame house on North Street. The small driveway still only has room for a couple of ...

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