According to Pilot Online, The Book Exchange and Bargain Books are experiencing better sales this year in spite of the downturn in the nation’s economy.
two used-book stores in the Wards Corner section of the city – Bargain Books of Virginia and The Book Exchange – are doing better this year.
John Knight, owner of The Book Exchange, estimates a 20 percent jump in business. “We try to continuously make the store better and turn the inventory over a lot,” he said. The economy “has had a neutral effect. We might get more of some people and less of some other people.”
Lynn Howard bought Bargain Books in November 2006 . “My business increased,” she said, “but I think it was more because I was getting more new books in. We’re finding more and more new customers.”