06/30/2010 07:23 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

eBooks: Google As Independent Bookstores' Ally?

Independent bookstores were battered first by discount chains like Barnes & Noble, then by superefficient Web retailers like

Now the electronic book age is dawning. With this latest challenge, these stores will soon have a new ally: the search giant Google.

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