#LocalBookshops treat their staff well, pay their taxes and don't track their users.
They're the most ethical way of buying physical books, they have selections curated by human beings, and if they don't have a book they can order it in (often within 24 hours).
You can find your local bookshops here:
I remember when Barnes & Noble was the Looming Destroyer Big Baddie. They bought up tons of local inexpensive book shops and put in their (at the time) huge stores and relatively high prices (selling goods for MSRP). This was around the late-late 90's, in Austin, at least.
Now B&N is a wee David fighting the Amazon goliath.
I'll definitely check out indebound.org, thanks! :)
Thanks for the headsup.
I'd say a local bookshop is still better than Amazon though, even if it is part of a chain? Working conditions in bookshops are much better than in Amazon warehouses.
Oh no! 😕
Sorry to hear the website couldn't help, hopefully you will find a better alternative locally.
@switchingsocial For Germany: buch7.de
@switchingsocial I feel like not paying taxes would be more ethical.
I can only speak from personal experience, but I've literally had my life saved by tax-funded emergency medical treatment. I owe my life to everyone who pays their taxes.
@switchingsocial Australian site seems to have bad SSL, that's a real shame. Curious whether they list the more chain-type stores or the one-off independent ones
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