On the Joy of Ordering Books from My Local Bookshopposted on 16 Oct 2017
On the Joy of Ordering Books from My Local Bookshop by Laura Sackton
This article has been published on the Book Riot website. It begins:
Some years ago, I decided to stop buying books from Amazon, and more specifically, to avoid buying books online as much as possible. A big part of this decision had to do with the fact that I was a small business owner at the time, and intimately familiar with how hard it is to keep small brick-and-mortar businesses alive in this digital age. Committing to buying books in person from independent bookstores seemed like an easy and achievable goal, a concrete action that reflected my values and would leave me feeling happy.