Losing the upper level means the bookstore has 40 percent less space. Loveland is eliminating computer books and cutting back on parenting, family and child, inspiration and self-help, and gardening titles. The toy section may be tightened a bit too, though "toys have really helped us through," she says. And she's adding a few new games for young children.
"We feel we can operate with the same quality on one floor alone," says Loveland. "We're trying to be successful, and we're trying to stay in business" as many bookstores falter.