when I was in the book business back in the day and Amazon was exploding, Apple was coming out with electronic books, Amazon with Kindle, and independent bookstores were closing, I thought Mike Powell had no chance.
The one thing he had was used books, and they have much higher margins. I thought maybe that would give them a glimmer of hope. You probably want to see used books and they can often be unique to you.
Now look at them. Four locations and apparently a thriving used book business too.