The Swipe entry on BlogTo http://www.blogto.com/bookstores/swipe was recently updated with a nice description and photos of the new store. It resulted from a lengthy discussion of the state of independent book retailing with unexpectedly insightful BlogTo writer Derek Flack. The result is not your usual commercial blog puff-piece, hinting, as it does, at the dire realities of the industry evinced by the loss of design community stalwarts Ballenford, Another Man’s Poison, and Mirvish. Swipe insiders might have followed a thread http://www.cultureby.com/trilogy/economics_culture_and_commerce/ on Grant McCracken’s always engaging This Blog Sits at the Intersection of Anthropology and Economics http://www.cultureby.com. Anyhow, enough doom and gloom, this blog supposed to be helping us sell stuff.