Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Support your local bookseller
I've been surprised by how many UCSB graduate students and faculty speak of Amazon as if it were the only place to buy books. How about supporting independent bookstores? You can find them (and other "indie" businesses) at indiebound.com.
When time is too short to visit one locally, there's always powells.com (where the workers have a union contract) and alibris.com, a database linking hundreds of independent booksellers. Come on, folks, let's support businesses that actually care about books, rather than selling them as just another commodity!