The Case for Showrooming, National Dork Day, More Part-Time Workers: July 16

Illustration by André da Loba

Virginia Postrel has an idea to save bookstores large and small: Embrace showrooming. [Bloomberg View]

Companies should “do things that don’t scale” to attract customers, especially when they’re starting out, writes Y Combinator founder Paul Graham. [Paul Graham]

It’s the economy, not Obamacare, that’s driving the increase in the number of U.S. workers employed part-time, writes Matthew Yglesias. [Slate]

A court ruled that San Francisco restaurant Bacon Bacon can reopen after being shut down for making its neighborhood smell like bacon (video). [Fox Business]

What’s the story behind National Dork Day? James Barron asks. [New York Times]

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