02/28/2011 08:08 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Publishers Sell More Books Into Non-Bookstores As Bookstores Fail

Kitson, a group of boutiques based in Los Angeles, is the kind of store that appears regularly in the tabloids for both its stylish clothes and its celebrity clientele like Sean Combs and Joe Jonas.

But in a town that is all about flash, Kitson is finding a surprising source of revenue that is not from its fashionable shoes or accessories.