By my count, we've just begun our tenth year here in Harvard Square. And we're working on EIGHTEEN in our Charles Street store, the original Black Ink. (That's like 126 years in dog years!) Thanks to all our supportive customers and staff, we've been very fortunate to have stuck it out. The Small Business Desk Reference says the average lifespan of a small business in the US is eight years...so I'm feeling grateful. Thanks for supporting local businesses, it makes a difference to our communities and keeps originality and choice in the neighborhood and marketplace.