So glad to join this great community of readers and book-lovers.
I love going to bookstores. I love holding books. I have a kindle. I love my kindle. Barnes & Noble killed Borders, which killed most independent bookstores. And now Barnes&Noble is getting killed by Amazon. I think Amazon can be really creative and do a "Love the Book" type promo with independent bookstores. The goodwill will be tremendous. I don't want to not be able to spend countless wasted hours looking at books, something I just can't imagine is as fun over the internet.
I see no reason why Amazon and independent bookstores can't coexist in a mutually beneficial environment.
We've started a grassroots effort to unite consumers.
Please join our FB group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/233701563389744/
It takes no effort. Just join in the conversation. Mostly it's about our love of bookstores so we're not at all angry or ready to occupy anything. Yet :)
I like bookshops when I don't know what I want to buy.
When I do know (which happens more often,) I like the internet.