This morning, I checked the Facebook and Twitter for the library. I also read some more of The Everything Store. There are some interesting ideas about the book trade. One of them is that there are essentially two large distributors for books, Baker and Taylor and Ingram. One of the early objectives for Amazon was to grow very large so they could get volume discounts from Baker and Taylor and Ingram on new books. It is a way to commoditize books. Another is the focus on employees that work very hard and are smart. They try and hire smart people that will hire more smart people.