Help keep our community strong by taking the One Book Pledge! Buy one more book from us, and one less from chain stores, other online sellers or other retailers.
We can’t tell you how many of our customers come in and tell us some variation of: “I love your bookstore! I just got a Kindle, but I still love coming into bookstores.”
To this, we politely nod and say something along the lines of, “We appreciate your business.” But what each of our staff struggles not to say (for fear of sounding rude) is that with every book downloaded to a Kindle instead of bought at our store, we have a less likely chance of keeping our bookstore open for Kindle-lovers to come enjoy.
Don’t get us wrong. We have nothing against Kindle owners. But we do stand against Kindles. We realize Kindle owners are book lovers like us! They want to read, read, read! And of course we couldn’t be happier about that! But it’s the sad truth that Kindles and Amazon.com (maker of Kindle) could very well be the demise of bookstores. We know Amazon isn’t going away, so we must do everything we can to keep Amazon from erasing us from our community.
This is why we ask you to please make the One Book Pledge. We’re not asking you to throw away your Kindle, stop shopping on Amazon (although it would be great if you did!), or visiting Barnes & Noble. Instead, we’re asking you to simply buy one more book from us and one less book from chain stores, other online sellers or other retailers.
Every little bit helps.
We can’t thank our customers enough for continuing to keep us in the community.