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B ooks and bookshops are on the up. Sales of printed books have risen for the fourth successive year ; sales of ebooks are falling ; and, perhaps most encouraging of all, despite two recent high-profile store closures , the number of independent bookshops is growing again after decades of decline. Books — and readers who want to experience bookshops, rather than buy from Amazon — are not dead. The physical world lives on. But what about booksellers?.