“I don’t mind being out front telling people, ‘Hey, if you care about having a bookstore in your community, guess what? You have to buy books there. It helps the tax base, it creates jobs. We’re not just a showroom for Amazon.’ ”

Ann Patchett quoted by John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune (San Diego, California, USA), May 8, 2012.

Obviously, we love this. Some of our favorite local indies are Elliott Bay Book Company, Spine & Crown, Third Place Books, and Wessel and Lieberman

Also, did you know we’re fundraising outside of Kickstarter this year so we didn’t have to give a share to Amazon?

(via wordpainting)