Denver bookstores have long been a source of mystery for those looking to shop online, and now, thanks to a new book, the answer may be pretty obvious.
The book, titled How to Tell if a Store Is in Denver, tells the tale of how Denver booksellers were able to keep their books in print while in a store, thanks largely to the internet.
But there’s more to it than that.
According to the book, bookseller Robert B. Smith and his wife, Deb, were working as booksells at a local grocery store when they realized that they could buy more items online without actually having to go to the store to buy them.
That’s when they came up with the idea to keep online sales secret and to keep the stores online a secret from customers.
It turns out, Smith said, the internet has allowed a lot of people to do things that would have been impossible even a few years ago, including buying books directly from bookstores without ever actually entering a store.
The reason, Smith explained, is that most bookstores are now digital-only.
That means customers can’t find the items they want to buy, and they don’t need to wait for someone to give them the address.
That, in turn, has created a lot more room for bookstores to sell their books online.
This new trend has been a boon for Denver book sellers, who have had to deal with an increasing number of customers coming into the store, many of whom aren’t interested in reading or buying anything.
Smith said the idea for the book came to him while working in his shop.
He said the store is currently open two days a week, but that he’d like to open it a bit later in the week so that customers can check out more items.
Smith is hoping that the book will help bookselling grow, but the book is still in its early stages and he’s unsure if it will have an impact on the industry.
The Denver Booksellers Association did not immediately respond to a request for comment.