Stuart Brent discusses the demise of the independent bookseller
Stuart Brent believes people are totally indifferent to reading. Brent has come to the realization that material rewards are more important than cultural activities and as a result, culture is dying. Brent is puzzled as to why readers would want to shop at big conglomerate stores like Kroch's and Brentano's when his store offers a personal, caring nature to its customers. There are two excerpts from Mrs. Dylan and Handasyde Buchanan, both from London, both independent booksellers.