Pity we missed the latest Amazon debacle due to chocolate consumption and losing a couple of days to a cold. Whether it was a cataloging error, hack, or whatever, it sure did make (heads up for a late Easter reference) keeping all one’s eggs in one basket sound like a bad idea.
Perhaps readers might take note that Amazon’s annual sales are over $10 billion and that books are only a small part of that total, which make Amazon more of a Wal-Mart than a bookshop. And we know what Wal-Mart wants to do to your town: rip out its heart and make you drive out to the periphery to buy cheap stuff made abroad in factories where people are paid pennies.
Happily Indiebound is easier to use than it used to be (we just ordered a couple of books from there which went out through one of our fave bookshops in Chicago, Women & Children First) so we 100% encourage everyone to keep a multitude of voices alive and Shop Local!