Retail & Relaxation
Sandi Torkildson of A Room of One’s Own captured the Retail & Relaxation award. A Room of One's Own Bookstore has been a fixture in downtown Madison since 1975. As an independent, local bookstore, Room’s roots in Madison’s feminist community go deep. While independent bookstores appeared to be in big trouble a few years ago, facing stiff competition from both Amazon.com and the e-reader revolution, now the industry is feeling good about its prospects. Co-owner Nancy Geary was not present at the ceremony.