Stone Alley Books

Will Share Space with a Game Store
11:18 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Stone Alley Books Moving To Bigger Spot

Stone Alley Books will soon move from its current location on Seminary Street in Galesburg.
Credit Rich Egger

Even in the digital age, a Galesburg store is enjoying success in the old fashioned business of selling books.

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Book & Record Shops
1:51 pm
Sun September 30, 2012

Independent Stores in an On-Line World

Rich Egger

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.

But there are independent stores that are finding ways to keep the doors open. One example is Stone Alley Books & 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.

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