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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Ironically abbreviated post: Support Independent Booksellers!

(I meant to do a longer version of this post, but I have to cut it short...because I was just struggling online with getting a cancelled order restored on Amazon.com.)

Support independent booksellers! Bookstores operate on razor-thin profit margins, when they make a profit at all, and small, independent booksellers have a hell of a time competing against large chains like Borders or Barnes & Noble and especially against the online behemoth Amazon.com.

How can you show your support? Do your Christmas (or Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, or whatever) shopping at your local independent bookstore! Unless, of course, you live in one of the many, many places throughout the U.S. where local independent bookstores are a thing of the past. What to do then?

Well, you can always support an independent bookseller who is not located locally. Someplace like, say, Jackson Street Books. They're located in Seattle, so every order comes with a complimentary air of hipness. And they would really appreciate your business! Here's a link to their holiday catalog, and here's their contact information:

Jackson Street Books
2301 South Jackson Street Ste.210
Seattle, Washington 98144

206.324.7000

206.324.7001 fax

http://jacksonstreetbooks.blogspot.com/

Tell 'em you read about them on Another Monkey!

5 comments:

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

I support my local independent booksellers, coffee shops, stores, etc.

I'll take Mom and Pop over a big corporation anyday.

Marc said...

I will support any independent business, as long as their prices are lower than the big corporations.

SeattleDan said...

You are a Prince, sir. Thank you. We are happy to ship books anywhere.

Gort said...

And Internet star Seattledan owns the place! Forget Amazon, I'm ordering my Xmas books from them.

I'm willing to pay a little more to keep my local hardware store or butcher shop in business.

Michelle D said...

I think when you have time, you should tell the whole unnabridged version of why you posted this blog entry.