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The survival of small businesses in American college towns is being threatened as restaurants, bars, and bookstores are stuck hoping students return to campus this fall

Small businesses in university and college towns rely heavily upon students for their revenue. Some businesses make 80% or more of their income from university-related traffic. Business Insider spoke to restaurants, bars, and bookstores in college towns around the country to find out what it is like to operate during […]
The survival of small businesses in American college towns is being threatened as restaurants, bars, and bookstores are stuck hoping students return to campus this fall
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10 things you should never do in a bookstore, according to employees

Whether you’re shopping at an independent shop or a nationwide chain, there are certain things you should never do in a bookstore. It’s rude to photograph staff recommendations and then purchase those books online from a different retailer. Intentionally putting books on the wrong shelf and taking a bunch of […]
10 things you should never do in a bookstore, according to employees
Lifestyle

I visited one of the world’s most beautiful bookstores, which is over 100 years old and a rumoured inspiration behind Harry Potter — and despite the sea of tourists, I’d tell anyone to go

The Livraria Lello bookstore in Porto is one of the world’s oldest bookstores, frequently ranked as one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, and a top place to visit in Portugal. Opened in 1906, the bookstore was once a haunt of the city’s literary scene, and many say […]
I visited one of the world’s most beautiful bookstores, which is over 100 years old and a rumoured inspiration behind Harry Potter — and despite the sea of tourists, I’d tell anyone to go