ESSEX, Vt. –

A local bookstore in Vermont is expanding at a time where buying online is a popular option.

“In this particular case we are moving from what was an excellent location to what we hope will be a suburb location,” says Mike Desanto, the owner of Phoenix bookstore.

Desanto says his local bookstore is more than staying alive.

“There is a strong segment of the population that prefers human interaction and a chance to physically browse around and look at things,” said Desanto.

Desanto says everybody does better when shopping is done locally.

“There’s a gigantic national…