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(Mic)   Into books? Yes, there IS a way to avoid giving Bezos your money   (mic.com) divider line
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329 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 01 Dec 2020 at 4:20 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-12-01 2:04:50 PM  
There's a bookstore I found out of ABQ and another in Tucson. Just mom & pop places that should've gone away with the invention of the Kindle. Their local clientele keep them open, paying the light bills and space rental. I can call them up and order any new or old book in print. They'll find it if they don't have it. Almost all the books are 25 cents, and $3.75 for shipping, so every book is $4.00.
 
2020-12-01 2:08:27 PM  
Barnes and Noble still exists.
 
2020-12-01 2:09:19 PM  
Library?
 
2020-12-01 2:24:22 PM  
myanonymouse.net - the worlds biggest library - no late fees.
 
2020-12-01 2:29:58 PM  
 
2020-12-01 3:04:54 PM  

arkansized: Gutenberg project


Great resource. I love using it.

stoolpigeon: myanonymouse.net - the worlds biggest library - no late fees.


My browser did not like that link at all. Something about 'forwrdnow.com'.
 
2020-12-01 3:25:32 PM  
Here I guessed the article would be about reading Nook books.
 
2020-12-01 3:31:27 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: There's a bookstore I found out of ABQ and another in Tucson. Just mom & pop places that should've gone away with the invention of the Kindle. Their local clientele keep them open, paying the light bills and space rental. I can call them up and order any new or old book in print. They'll find it if they don't have it. Almost all the books are 25 cents, and $3.75 for shipping, so every book is $4.00.


In the 90s I spent about half my time and income at Bookmans on Campbell and Grant (and the movie theater that was next door). Looks like they're still around; I'll need to stop in one of their locations if/when I make it back to AZ.
 
2020-12-01 4:32:27 PM  
I like following authors I enjoy on Twitter and buying from whatever their local bookstore happens to be.
 
2020-12-01 4:43:08 PM  
If your just looking for a random page turner in hardcover/paperback all Goodwills have a book section.
 
2020-12-01 5:01:18 PM  
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2020-12-01 5:09:25 PM  
I love my kindle. I read about 50 to 60 books a year.
I subscribe to a service called bookbub that asked my preferences and sends me lists of books when Amazon puts them on sale for a  little bit of nothing.
It's divine.
 
2020-12-01 5:27:23 PM  
I just go down to the best bookstore in the world, Powell's books one of their buildings is an entire block, just one they even have a GPS map for in their store
 
2020-12-01 5:37:30 PM  
I found my books on there, but I wonder how it works. It's saying they're backordered / out of stock.
 
2020-12-01 6:08:42 PM  

Nadie_AZ: arkansized: Gutenberg project

Great resource. I love using it.

stoolpigeon: myanonymouse.net - the worlds biggest library - no late fees.

My browser did not like that link at all. Something about 'forwrdnow.com'.


I misspelled it - I do that a lot - myanonamouse.net sorry about that
 
2020-12-01 7:18:02 PM  
Thanks for the link in the article and the links posted in the thread.  There's not really a lot of independent bookstores near me, but I'm happy to support small businesses wherever they are.
 
2020-12-01 8:05:17 PM  
I like "abebooks.com" for used books.
 
2020-12-01 8:38:12 PM  
If you're looking for 1st edition books. All Signed.

There's a local book store which specializes in that. And they ship. So you can get a signed David Sedaris, Neil Gaiman...for relatively cheep...or drop 650 on an Obama.
But every book they have is a signed edition even if it isn't a first ed.

https://www.alabamabooksmith.com/
 
2020-12-01 8:41:32 PM  
Here's a good 20 dollar Signed Neil Gaiman.
And a 175 signed graphic novel of "The Graveyard Book"
 
2020-12-02 11:36:12 AM  

bingethinker: I like "abebooks.com" for used books.


Seconded.

Also, get a library card.
 
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