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Bookstores Find Growth as ‘Anchors of Authenticity’

Janet Geddis, the owner of Avid Bookshop in Athens, Ga., sells nonbook items like magnets and stationery at both of her store’s locations. Avid also sells its own branded merchandise, including T-shirts and coffee, and offers book subscription memberships. Ms. Geddis, 39, said this merchandise made up about 18 percent …

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Here’s Some Money Advice: Just Buy the Coffee

Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter! Every Monday, Tim Herrera emails readers with tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. I’m calling it right now: This is the summer of bad personal finance advice. An industry of experts …

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In Streaming Age, Classical Music Gets Lost in the Metadata

A report released last week by Midia Research, which studies online media, portrayed a classical market in transition, with a relatively small economic impact but wide potential. According to the report, which Idagio commissioned, classical recordings generated $384 million around the world last year. That’s a small piece of the …

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