|The Community Bookstore, Brooklyn, 2016|
That leaves one. It's 8.1 miles from me, which isn't that far. It specializes in mystery and suspense books. Hours are Tuesday thru Saturday. I don't write in that genre, but I do read it. I think I'll visit in the next few weeks.
Expanding the search to 20 miles [I used the 50 mile selection and stopped reading when I reached stores 20 miles away] results in 22 bookstores. In addition to the one 8.1 miles from me are the following:
One is open two days a week on weekends.
One is open four days a week.
Two are open six days a week.
One is open seven days a week.
The rest are university bookstores or online only.
Honestly, six brick-and-mortar bookstores within 20 miles of me was more than I expected in today's market. Most indicate on their website that they specialize in a certain genre. Apparently, a generalized bookstore is no longer available in my area.
Expanding out to 30 miles yields several more options, but I do live 30 miles from Los Angeles, so that's probably why. The Last Bookstore looked particularly intriguing and HUGE,
Where is your local indie bookstore located?