LIFESTYLE | Lost in the Amazon, Found in the Hive...22.10.13
|Taken from Bloomsbury Book Fair Website|
"You really should forget Amazon, and check out HIVE, that's H-I-V-E, like in bees. They support small, local bookshops." My eyes lit up. How do you spell that again? No, I didn't ask that, but I did make a mental note of this online platform for a literary cooperative that keeps these monographs alive. Sure, Amazon allows one to sell their books, but at what price. The vendor, whose name I did not get, was keen to point out that unlike Amazon, the shopper view all the local independent bookstores, and shop according to proximity, which was a great way to connect the shopper to their community and vice versa. Not to mention that when we buy a book from HIVE, our local bookshop will receive a percentage of that money. Huh!!!! Why don't you just check it out? And for those of you Kindle-lites, check out their e-Book section. There is definitely something for everyone.
[I am in a literary mood; just finished one of the books I bought by Oliviero Honore Bianchi, and am now starting another...]
* Bloomsbury Book Fair is monthly. The next event will be on the 10th November at the Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG.