Profs. Send Their Students to the Non-Profit Indie Bookstore
Not only independent, Boxcar Books in Bloomington Indiana is also non-profit. And it's surviving through the determined effort of volunteers, the local community and the faculty, staff and students at Indiana University. In addition to selling books to students and featuring literature of smaller publishers, their goals are also to send literature free of charge to prisoners in the midwest and to provide a meeting space for community and literary groups. Here's a profile of the store from Indiana Daily Student.