04 February, 2010


A friend recently facebooked about buying books from non-Amazon online retailers to support Macmillan's side of that particular equation. I just had to comment because here, in the wilds of Iowa, we HAVE NO BOOKSTORES.

The BDalton in a nearby mall closed before Christmas. That leaves the Borders in Ames or Bookery in Mason City as the next closest (grocery stores, Target, and WalMart have a few titles, but very limited selections). It sucks, driving nearly and hour and a half just to pick up a friends' most recent paperback.

So. Anyway. PLEASE patronize your local bookstores if at all possible instead of Amazon or BN.com or whatever. Keep books local, and jobs local.

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