Put your book buying in a Half Nelson’s

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With the recent closing of Nelsons, another legendary indie book store, I’d like to propose a truce, a stalemate, a compromise with Amazon. Like most people, there are things I love about Amazon. It’s cheap, it’s fast, and it’s at my doorstep. But Amazon will never replace the important role my local indie plays in my community. There is nothing like getting a hot drink and stepping into Book and Game, my local bookstore, where I know the owner and the manager and I can browse for something new. It’s an important part of our town that helps make Walla Walla feel like home.

So here’s what I’m putting out there: it’s called a Half Nelsons, and it goes like this:

For every book I purchase on Amazon I will purchase one book at a local independent bookstore. I will continue to enjoy the cheap, fast, at my doorstep service Amazon provides – a whole 50% of the time! And I will enjoy wandering the isles of my local bookstore and supporting their important work in my community the other 50% of the time.

Don’t let another classic indie go down without putting a bunch of books in a Half Nelsons this year.

You can still buy from an indie if there’s not one nearby. Just visitwww.indienbound.org, find a store you love, and order online.

Share the Half Nelsons logo I threw together. Do it for the brave independent booksellers still standing strong.

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