In an ever-changing electronic world, one thing that continues to stay strong is print.
FREE community newspapers, libraries and book stores continue to thrive and while many read the newspapers online and choose e-books, there is still a huge audience of readers – young and old – who continue to enjoy holding and feeling the printed product.
One Southside stop is Books on Sale, in Southern Plaza, 4200 S. East St., which is locally owned by Wally Bryant, and managed by Christie House. The store continues to grow its audience and brings in new customers weekly with their Buy 3, get 3 FREE coupon in local newspapers – The Southsider Voice being one.
House said, “If you’re going to the movie, stop in and see our cozy store.”
The shop-local craze, as well as, The Little Free Libraries popping up all over neighborhoods, has been a contributor to the success of the Southside book stores and thrift stores, such as Wheeler Mission and Goodwill.
Southsiders are purchasing books and filling up the Little Free Libraries for readers of all ages. One of the newest additions is located in The City of Southport’s park, which was built by Drew Karushis, as his Eagle Scout project. Another one of his creations is at The Southport Little League on Anniston drive.
In Greenwood, you’ll find Red Dog Books by Steinmart’s on State Road 135, founded November 2018. It too is owned by Bryant, but managed by Zack Sanchez.
Both stores offer vinyls, cassettes, CDs, calendars, DVDs, journals, comics, manga, roleplaying manuals with both new and used books from a variety of genres.
So for now and forever, keep those presses running.