An Online Guide to Locally Owned Bookstores

The online world isn’t always the bane of local retail
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The online world isn’t always the bane of local retail. Consider Indiebound.org, a website that helps lead readers to books available at small shops in their own communities.  

Although Indiebound.org is not an e-commerce website, a la amazon.com, it does link to the websites of independent booksellers. Would-be book buyers type in a ZIP code to find links to local boutiques, where they may buy a chosen title.

On Indiebound.org, look for regularly updated book suggestions and bestseller lists. More than two dozen metro Detroit bookstores are listed on the site through a ZIP code search. Shop through those retailers and, as the website says, you help authors and spend money that stays in your community by way of taxes and jobs.

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