I’m sure Amazon is thriving during our time at home, and I’ve placed a few orders there myself in the last few weeks.
But let’s remember that there are independent bookstores all over the country that we love and want to stay alive until they can open their doors again. One of my favorite local bookstores is the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Not only do they have thousands of great titles, but they are an amazing community resource, hosting all sorts of author visits, book clubs, and other programs. I think their owner, Joan, is a subscriber to my blog, so I hope she is reading this!
To support the Odyssey, I’m going to temporarily stop posting my Amazon Affiliate links, and instead post a link to order from their online bookstore. They are still filling web orders, complete with free media mail shipping. If you don’t order through this link, I encourage you to support your local independent bookstore now and in the future. If you aren’t in the market for any books now, consider ordering a gift certificate from them.
Take a look at The Odyssey Bookshop and give a shout-out to your own favorite bookstore(s) in the comments!