In a world of electronic readers and digital purchases of all kinds, four small brick-and-mortar bookstores dot a two-block radius in downtown Juneau.
In this day and age, success in the bookstore business doesn’t require a new strategy, says Royce Metz, manager at Rainy Retreat Books. Instead, it requires the bookstores to keep doing what they’ve always done — only better.
“Bookstores — now more than before — are required to be a part of the community,” Metz said. “If they don’t find a way to do that, they fail.”