I confess that I often feel guilty for shopping for books at Amazon.com or The Book Depository. I kind of feel like a sellout, like I’m supporting Wal-Mart or something just as horrible. In my defense, Amazon rocks. There is no denying it. But it shouldn’t be a one-stop shop.
Why? Because of awesome sites like IndieBound.org, which hosts a network of independently owned bookstores and other fun book stuff. Check it out; support the economy on local levels and encourage small-business owners rather than adding your money to the stockpiled ching labeled CORPORATE.
- Amazon.com Moves Closer to Acquiring a Major British Rival (bits.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Borders & The Future of Bookselling (homebetweenpages.com)