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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Non-Amazon Online Bookstores

As Amazon announces their priorities during the COVID-19 crisis, maybe we should take a little pressure off them. They may have trouble shipping books now or in the near future, temporarily.

With the help of a bunch of people on Facebook, I’ve collected some online paperback book sources for you to consider. You NEED to buy some books when you’re shut in, right? Many of these also sell e-books, too. Though I don’t think Amazon/Kindle is interrupted, a lot of people have other kinds of e-readers, including me.

I’m giving preference to my own publishers’ sites—can’t blame me for that, right? I haven’t tried all of these, but they’ve all been recommended. Some of them offer curbside pickup. Some are beloved local bookstores and some of those have had to close the physical building to customers.

Feel free to add your favorites in the comments. Let’s keep reading!

Untreed Reads

Wildside Press

Black Cat Mystery and Science Fiction

Darkhouse Books

Barnes &Noble


Mystery Loves Company

Powell’s Books

Indie Bound



Book Depository



Mystery Lovers Bookshop

Mysterious Galaxy

Books Inc.

Better World Books

Third Place Books

eBay books

Copperfish Books

Once Upon a Crime

Kepler’s Books

Book People

Half-Price Books

Village Books

Beaverdale Books

Malaprop’s Books and CafĂ©

Thrift Books

The Book Rack

One More Page Books


Margaret S. Hamilton said...

good list, Kaye! thanks for assembling. Stay home and take care of yourself.

Kait said...

Coronavirus or not, this is a great list. Thanks!

Jackie Layton said...

Hi Kaye,

Thanks for this list. What a great reminder we have other sources.

I'd like to add BelleBooks to your list. I'll admit they are my publisher, but they have many great authors.

Thanks again!

KM Rockwood said...

I'm certainly reading (and baking) more. I appreciate the list. It will be helpful.

Marilyn Levinson said...

A helpful list. Thanks, Kaye.

Warren Bull said...

Great list, thanks.

Kaye George said...

Thanks for the addition, Jackie! said... is also a good resource :-)

Kaye George said...

Thanks for the tip, Elle! Appreciate it.

Unknown said... connects with indie bookstores to fulfill online sales.

Kaye George said...

Gary, thanks for the addition!

Anonymous said...

Abe Books has been a subsidiary of Amazon since 2008, unfortunately.

Kaye George said...

Thanks for the tip, Anonymous.