Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Save the Independent Bookstores

The most endangered species in the world seems to be the independent crime book store, including this one and others talked about by book people, such as Sarah Weinman.

I use Amazon on my own blog, mostly because it’s a way to get the new paperback covers online for a non-geek like me--and also the chance to make a (very) few bucks. Many other crime-fiction bloggers do the same.

But the point of this post is to say very loudly that if you’re anywhere near an independent bookstore, PLEASE buy your books there--no matter where you first see, hear, or read about them. You’ll feel much better about it when you do.

1 comment:

Elizabeth Foxwell said...

I seldom use links on my Web site and blog. I link to Powells (large independent bookstore in Portland, OR) or Olssons (Washington, DC-independent bookstore chain), among other independent bookstore links. I consider it as a way to support the independent bookstore, and both Powells and Olssons have extensive online, searchable catalogs.