Does the future hold a resurgence for independent music stores?

Yes it does says Kenny Love in Indie Music Stores: Resurgence. Basically he is arguing that in the future a new breed of record store owner will emerge with the mantra of “quality over quantity.” I am not sure if I completely agree with the way he backs up his argument but at the same time I think that the future of indie record stores, although tough, will continue to thrive if not grow due to public demand for various music “niches.” We shall see soon enough.