I just received this link from a student in the Emerson College documentary film program. It is about the continuing decline of independent bookstores in the marketplace. Yes, this is familiar territory but the filmmaker gets some delightful footage of Boston area independents and even gets Harvard Book Store general manager Mark Lamphier all teary-eyed about the mission of community bookselling in a very specific way. I am not saying that independent booksellers have more compassion than the giant chains but...well, yes, I guess that is exactly what I am saying.
Enjoy! (Oh, the filmmaker would like feedback so if you have any thoughts on her short film please put them in the comments, please.)