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‘A New Year’s resolution worth keeping: support bookshops instead of Amazon . . .’

‘This time last year, I made a New Year’s resolution to give up my appalling Amazon habit. What with one-click ordering it had become fantasy shopping, clicking on Penguins as if they were penny sweets. I was spending hundreds of unthinking pounds – and never visiting the bookshops I claimed to cherish . . .’

Three cheers for our contributor Laura Freeman and her admirable resolution to abandon Amazon and support bookshops. Follow the link below to read the full article from The Spectator magazine.

A New Year’s resolution worth keeping: support bookshops instead of Amazon . . .

As we close our doors at Slightly Foxed on Gloucester Road at the end of this month and (after a suitable resting period) start to think about ways to continue our bookselling activities, we’d love to hear what you all think.

Do you have a local bookshop that you support? How could Slightly Foxed encourage readers to choose bookshops over Amazon? Should we continue to sell books online while we think about our next move? Any thoughts or suggestions you may have would be most welcome.

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  1. Paul Lamb says:

    I share Laura Freeman’ sentiments about Amazon and I too have ordered books at one click and then have often not read them. Recently, however, I have been diagnosed with cervical spondylosis. I had been finding bending over a book increasingly difficult- you can feel quite dizzy- a kindle allows me to hold text at an angle I can cope with. Alas I now take refuge in a world of screens and keyboards that I used to abhor. I have taken out a digital subscription to read Slightly Foxed on my iPad and always look for kindle editions of books for that reason. Real books are great miss but I can read thanks to screens – so this is a plea that sometimes kindle and therefore the world of Amazon has its place.

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