“A lot of students used to come in, but with the Internet and texting and all the other mechanisms that young people use now, the number of students has declined, and general readers also. They buy their books on the Internet and there are less browsers.”
— Owner Bill Biermaier of Biermaier’s Books, on the changes he’s seen through the 40 years he’s owned the Dinkytown store. It’ll close at the end of February when he retires. Read MPR reporter Elizabeth Dunbar’s report and listen to the audio here.