Local bookstores brave small businesses, Amazon and e-books

Published: Friday, June 28, 2013 at 04:59 PM.

Both bookstores go above and beyond in terms of customer service by special ordering books. Hidden Lantern will even take requests via email for incoming visitors so that they'll be ready upon arrival.

"We don't get the big discounts," Diane said. "But when you go to a small bookstore you have a curated selection and an overall good experience."

"There's not a lot of profit in books, they come priced," Linda adds. "We're never going to be really wealthy off of it, but we love to do it."

Visit The Hidden Lantern at 84 N. Barrett Square, Rosemary Beach. You can contact the store at www.TheHiddenLantern.com. In Seaside, visit Sundog Books at 89 Central Square. You can contact the store at www.sundogbooks.com. 

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