Capitol Music en Independent Stores in an On-Line World <p>Once upon a time, browsing through a book or record store was one of life’s simple pleasures. But now many people prefer to browse on-line, which is making it more difficult for independent stores to remain in business, especially in small towns.</p><p>But there are independent stores that are finding ways to keep the doors open. One example is Stone Alley Books &amp; Collectibles in Galesburg. Owner Ben “Stone” Stomberg said he once sold comics on-line. But when the Walden Bookstore in town closed, he got a loan and a grant from the city and set up shop on Seminary Street.</p> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:51:06 +0000 Rich Egger 22312 at Independent Stores in an On-Line World