Friday, March 16, 2012

Post A Picture of An Indie Bookstore on Your Blog!

An Open Letter to Book Bloggers
I was sad to read that the Book Warehouse in Vancouver, Canada is closing its doors. All four of them actually. Another indie bookstore bites the dust! Read the article here

Ladies and Gentlemen, can you please encourage your readers to check out an indie book store in their area? I usually shop at the big chain bookstore because it's the only one close to me in my suburban hood BUT I am going to start trying to go a bit out of my way if necessary to give indie bookstores a shot. POST A PICTURE on your site with a link to a bookstore near you and ask your readers to consider going in this weekend to buy a book.
Here's a link to a bookstore not too far from me in Studio City. It's called Portrait of a Bookstore and I encourage anyone in the area to go and check it out. If you were thinking of buying a book this weekend, like Being Flynn by Nick Flynn perhaps, or The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel rom Deborah Moggach or The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey, maybe you could pick up a copy there?



I am not up on how to use Mr. Linky yet so if you could just pass the word along, that would be great!
And if you would leave a comment here and/or join me, that would be great too!
THANKS FOR SUPPORTING INDIE BOOKSTORES. IF NOT US, THEN WHO?

6 comments:

  1. Great idea! I keep a link to my indie in my sidebar - Fiction Addiction accepts mail orders if anyone's interested.

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    1. Yes, I have seen that on your blog well i think i will pick out an indie bookstore to post every friday if i van figure out how to use mr linky maybe some of you bloggers will join me!

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  2. I'm so sorry I didn't have time to do this today - I wasn't home most of the day. I I love the idea, though!

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    1. No problem. You can do it anytime of couse but i am thinking of doing it every Friday I just hate that bookstores are disappearing.

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  3. What a nice idea, Sim. Thanks for sending me the link. It's sad when any independent business must close, but as an indie bookseller myself, I feel the closing of bookstores the most intensely--they are, after all, the community gathering places for discussion of literature & politics, and almost the closest equivalent to the salons of previous centuries.

    And just as a sidebar/plug for indie bookstores: Many of them CAN sell ebooks via their website. As long as you don't have a Kindle for your e-reader (and if you do, you might consider switching to another device when it comes time to upgrade), you can buy ebooks from Indie stores and read on your Nook, kobo, i-pad, i-phone, or other tablet devices. I think lots of readers don't realize that, and so they continue to buy their e-books via Amazon.

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    1. Thanks Emily! I actually have a Nook myself and had no clue I could download ebooks from Indie bookstores. I don't think Barnes and Noble has been very good at hyping its benefits vs the Kindle so the Amazon continues on the path to world domination. Not that Barnes and Noble is an Indie bookstore by any means.

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