Don’t Support Your Local Bookseller


Buying books on Amazon is better for authors, better for the economy, and better for you.

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Excerpt: I realized that he’d made a critical and common mistake in his argument. Rather than focus on the ways that Amazon’s promotion would harm businesses whose demise might actually be a cause for alarm (like a big-box electronics store that hires hundreds of local residents), Russo hangs his tirade on some of the least efficient, least user-friendly, and most mistakenly mythologized local establishments you can find: independent bookstores.

Slate story is a response to this op-ed in the NYT

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