Bookshop


Your nondigital old school slice of heaven.

Steve A. Wiggins

I still remember when I first heard of Amazon. It was getting on in my years at Nashotah House and one of my students, a former university faculty member that I’d know prior to his decision to attend seminary, mentioned that’s where he ordered books. I used the internet with caution in those days and I still ordered books by mail directly from publishers. My library grew slowly back then, in part because faculty pay wasn’t exactly competitive. Amazon quickly grew to the point that it became a household word, and, like Google, became an internet giant. Publishers have felt the pressure from Amazon’s bargaining power and, arguably, its market dominance led to the downfall of Borders. Despite my love of independent bookshops, I do miss Borders still.

I don’t have a similar, singular memory about Bookshop.org.  It may very well be because I found out about it online…

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