I have always deliberately bought books from multiple sources, in an attempt to support multiple businesses. (Yes, I buy plenty of books from Amazon, too, but it’s SO important to support other sellers.)
Since this pandemic began I’ve been more aware of this than ever, but until a few days ago it didn’t even occur to me to check my local, family-owned bookshops to see if they sold online.
My mother bought a book at a private Canberra shop yesterday, and apparently they could do with some help. And, to my surprise, they have online shopping, and within an hour of me placing an order it had been sent.
If you’re in the south of Canberra, here’s a shop you can check out (in the picture above) before checking out the big retailers. If you go in person their range is HUGE – much bigger than their online offerings. However, there are places like this everywhere, so perhaps consider them next time!