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My comment is about the discussion of inexpensive books online. Over the years, I have bought only the books that contained several projects I knew I would make. Now that books are more reasonable, I find myself buying lots of them, and my knitting activity has exploded. Rather than see books as a major source of revenue, I think the LYS should consider them as inspiration for the purchase of yarn and notions. Maybe they could have a library of books for people to look through, encourage them to purchase the book online, and help them buy the materials needed. Customers can do their gauge swatch while waiting for the book to arrive, and maybe work on the project in the store if it takes more than a couple of days. As Bob pointed out, the world is changing because of the internet and online businesses. Every LYS has to adapt, just as other businesses need to do. They have something unique to offer that can't be had through the internet, and they should focus on that. Enjoy the Sock Summit. I'm jealous! --Peggy Stuart, Park City, UT
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