Can Bricks-and Mortar Bookstores Beat Last Year?

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      The article discusses the financial prospects for independent bookstores in 2012 as of December 3. Topics discussed include the effects of the Black Friday and Small Business Saturday shopping days on bookstores, sales of electronic book (e-book) company Kobo's electronic reading (e-reading) devices, and sales of books including "Gone Girl," by Gillian Flynn, "The Round House," by Louise Erdrich, and "The Racketeer," by John Grisham.