Your neighborhood independent bookstore may have been a part of the annual meeting of the Mountain & Plains Independent Booksellers Association in Denver this month. Having survived the recession, the mom and pop booksellers are invigorated these days. Laura Ayrey, executive director of the non-profit trade group shared her enthusiasm for small bookstores and human curators with First Take. This longer form version of the interview includes a discussion on whether to dog-ear a book page (don't) and how new technology impacts the smaller bookstore. Mountain & Plain Independent Booksellers Assn.
(Music on this feature by Miles Davis, "I Could Write A Book")