The 86-Year-Old Strand Bookstore Just Proved That Bookstores Are Not Dead

According to its Twitter account, the store had its best sales day ever earlier this week. Rejoice, book lovers!

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Last Friday, Strand Bookstore in New York City tweeted out this picture of their crowded store, proclaiming that "Bookstores are not dead."

Strand Book Store

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Bookstores are not dead

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The store went on to have a festive and eventful weekend, including a lot of holiday shopping and TWO marriage proposals.

From Strand's Facebook page.

And late Monday night, the bookstore tweeted this:

Bookstores are not dead, Part II: Yesterday we had our best sales day in the history of 86 years at the store. So thankful for all of you.

Strand Book Store

@strandbookstore

Bookstores are not dead, Part II: Yesterday we had our best sales day in the history of 86 years at the store. So thankful for all of you.

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According to reports earlier this year, contrary to popular belief, print book sales are actually on the rise, and e-book sales growth has slowed down.