Sales at independent bookstores rose almost 8 percent during the year, according to data from about 500 stores.
Barnes & Noble reported disappointing holiday sales numbers while, in contrast, some independent bookstores said they had their best month ever.
After visiting a Washington bookstore last year in support of shopping local, Obama and his daughters headed to an indie bookstore in Virginia this past Saturday to continue to promote the message.
Saturday will see the launch of 'Thanks for Shopping Indie,' an independent booksellier promotion which includes discounts on 66 'Indie Next List' titles.
First Barnes & Noble, then Indigo Books and Music and Books-A-Million – now some indie bookstores are choosing not to add Amazon-published titles to their bookshelves.
Will the court's decision trigger an e-book price war?
Kobo is launching a new tablet and e-reader in an attempt to wrest the market away from Amazon and Apple, both of which will probably release new tablets soon.
Google will end its Google eBooks reseller program which allowed independent bookstores to sell e-books through Google's platform.
Google eBooks is taking digital books to the next level – and that may be a good thing for small booksellers.