Wednesday, 24 December 2014
My Christmas without Amazon
I have been loathe to buy from Amazon for a while now. Having moved from London, where thankfully there are still many wonderful local bookshops, to Brighton where wonderful City Books and The Book Nook fly the flag for independent books, I want to make sure that I do my bit for "shopping locally".
Even someone as disorganised as me has managed it. How? By using Hive- www.hive.co.uk. You can order online and either pick up from a local bookshop, or they deliver to you. But each purchase benefits the shop you nominate, and Hive's range is getting bigger all the time.
In London I frequently ordered books from Big Green Bookshop, who could get books quicker than Amazon, and since there was no delivery fee, often at no greater cost than from Amazon.
So as well as going Amazon-free for Christmas, I will be avoiding Amazon after Christmas too.
Posted by Ali at 08:25