Great writeup on The Book Loft via This Week News. Good to hear they're going strong:
Book Loft bucking industry trends
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
By GARY SEMAN JR.
ThisWeek Community Newspapers
No coffee. No lounge seating. No free Wi-Fi. That's no problem for the Book Loft of German Village. The independent book store has weathered every economic maelstrom and refused to relent to most industry trends in its 34 years in business.
Co-owner Roger Tompkins even brushes off a current challenger: the Kindle, the flat-screen electronic device that allows readers to download books, and similar devices. "I think we have a different breed of book buyers," he said. "People seem to know what we are."