When you bring in your used books, movies and music to sell at Nine Lives Books they won't give you cash.
What they give you instead is store credit, credit that Manager Suzanne Farnsworth says is "rather generous" compared to what you might get in cash from a bigger used book store of a similar model.
What this does, she said, is to ensure that the people who come into her store are people who love to read or watch movies themselves, and not just people looking to get rid of boxes of books simply because they are taking up space on their floor or in their garage.
Where else can you find six hardback volumes of Moliere's plays?
Cheever Books has it, along with thousands of other titles lining the shelves of the old house on Broadway. Books in the hallways, books in each corner of every room, and books sitting neatly stacked on the floor.
Now in their third year at the Pearl complex, The Twig Book Shop is finding solid footing in San Antonio and continues to stay visible by partnering with non-profits and having author signings in-store.
Though they are one of the most well known of the stores featured in these profiles, it's the way they have adapted to the modern book industry that makes them worth taking a closer look at.