“We sell ebooks because ebooks are here to stay. We want to carve out a space in the retail environment for independent ebookselling by proving to publishers that it can and should be done. We want there to be a million stores like Emily Books, with dedicated booksellers—not algorithms—deciding which books to recommend. When a monolith is in charge of selecting which books readers get to hear about, everyone loses. We think independent bookselling is good for publishers, authors, and readers!”
Emily Books is a new independent bookstore that sells only e-books. A subscription will get you a book a month for a year. Ellen Willis’ No More Nice Girls was the first month’s pick, and you can peruse their blog to get a sense of the women running the store.