We’ve all felt a little bit guilty saving a few pennies buying from Amazon rather than our neighborhood independent bookseller. But what about Amazon employees—do they experience guilt when shopping at independent retailers rather than with their megastore employer? MobyLives speculates as to how hypothetical Amazonians might answer that question....more
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Rumors of independent bookstores’ demise may be at least somewhat exaggerated.
On the day before Christmas, New York’s iconic Strand Book Store tweeted that it just had the “best sales day in the history of 86 years at the store”!
(No reports on whether the two marriage proposals that occurred at Strand that day broke any records.)...more
The “40K in 40 days” campaign is raising money to open La Casa Azul Bookstore in East Harlem. Contribute before October 24th, and every dollar invested will be matched by a donor.
“La Casa Azul Bookstore will sell new & used books, coffee, pastries, art, clothing and locally-made cards and gifts....more
Anybody who appreciates the community value of their local independent bookstore knows about the monetary pressure imposed by Amazon and internet-based competitors.
So if you really appreciate the value of independent booksellers and the literary community it supports, why shouldn’t you reciprocate?...more