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August 2017

2Cellos are Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic and like another internet phenomenon, The Piano Guys, the two musicians have erupted on the classical crossover scene like a fresh wind, blowing away the conventions of the genre and reinvigorating their music scene in the process. Playing

Spiritually minded shop owners do come up with valid justifications for nudging their customers to buy: "Beauty feeds the soul”; “Shopping is therapeutic;” “They’re supporting artists and local independent shops.” Selling and “selling out” is not the same thing.

Books are still hot this Holiday season! The stressful geo-political climate has customers focused on being constructive, even in their gift-giving. Mind/Body/Spirit publishers are on top of it. Children’s books are tied to yoga, meditation, and nature study. Cookbooks are focused on creativity and health.

Q: I love my store, but I’m getting older, and to be frank, I would like more time to grow in new directions. I’m ready to start planning my departure, but all I have are questions at this point. Where does a ready-to-retire retailer begin? A: