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#BoxedOut #ShopIndie

20% of indie bookstores might not survive the year.

Amazon has been “boxing out” local bookstores and other small businesses all across the country, resulting in the loss of local jobs, local sales tax revenue, and a sense of neighborhood personality, community and tradition. People may not realize the cost and consequences of Amazon’s “convenience” until it’s too late.

Read the LA Times Op-Ed article here.


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If the struggling indie bookstores close, the cause of death may be listed as Covid-19 but the preexisting condition will be Amazon.” — Allison K Hill, CEO of ABA

#BoxedOut Campaign

#BoxedOut Materials for Bookstores

For Booksellers to participate in the #BoxedOut Campaign, the American Booksellers Association assembled various assets for social media, posters to hang in bookstores and DIY display materials.