Friday, May 23, 2014

From Crimespree Magazine and Me

Amazon/Hachette and buying books the old fashioned way

In case you’ve not heard Amazon and Hachette are having some trouble reaching an agreement on pricing and until it is resolved things may be a little weird if you are used to getting your books from Amazon. Hachette books are not available right now and this means you may have to work a little harder to get books by favorite authors, including Megan Abbott, Michael Koryta and JK Rowling

Well, my suggestion is to go old school and go to a…

BRICK AND MORTAR BOOK STORE. Here’s a list of some of the bookstores we love.

If you don’t have one near by all of these places will ship books to you.

Each store is linked to theirbooksz website.

Aunt Agatha’s

Books And Company


Boswell Book Company

Centuries and Sleuths

The Moonstone Mystery Book Store


Mysterious Galaxy

Mystery Loves Company

Mystery One Bookstore

The Mysterious Bookshop

Once Upon A Crime

Nicola's Books (Ann Arbor)

Literati Books (Ann Arbor)

Poisoned Pen Books (Phoenix)

Book Beat (Oak Park MI)

WORD Bookstores (Brooklyn)

Greenlight Bookstore

Barnes &Noble 

Elliott Bay Books (Seattle) 

Book Court (Brooklyn) 


Book People (Austin)


Booksamillion (is offering large discounts on Hatchette  preorders)

Porter Square Books (Cambridge) 

Haslam's (Florida)

McNally Jackson (Manhattan)

There are a lot of other great books stores out there so don’t let this business stuff get in the way of you enjoying your favorite authors. And  Libraries are always happy to see people!

Please add you favorite bookstore to the list. 


J F Norris said...

Long live the brick and moratr bookstore! And to I once again wave my middle finger and stick yet another very long and barbed needle into the vooodoo doll made in Jeff Bezos' image.

Anonymous said...

Good list, although let me correct it that Poisoned Pen is in Scottsdale, not Phoenix.

Jeff M.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this list, Patti! It's very helpful.

Rick Robinson said...

I buy things from Amazon that are not available elsewhere, that elsewhere being Powell's or B&N, though the latter has an awful selection these days.

Kent Morgan said...

Haslam's in St. Petersburg, FL and McNally in New York City should be added to the list. And for Canadians, McNally Robinson in Winnipeg. For mysteries Murder near the Beach in Delray Beach FL.

Al Tucher said...

I think there's reason to hope that Amazon has miscalculated. The idea was to make authors turn up the heat on Hachette to surrender, but the authors are correctly blaming Amazon.