Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-297) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Commercial culture and its discontents From dry goods merchant to Internet mogul : bookselling through American history Providing for the sovereign consumer : selecting and recommending books Designing the bookstore for the standardized consumer Serving the entertained consumer : the multifunction bookstore Bargaining with the rational consumer : selling the low-cost book The revolt of the retailers : independent bookseller activism Pursuing the citizen-consumer : consumption as politics.