In Esquire, Stephen Marche tells you How to quit Amazon and shop in a real bookstore (and why you damn well should).
"Unfortunately, by now, purchasing print books in a brick-and-mortar building is something of a lost art, like taking snuff or drinking brandy after dinner. Which is not to say that it's not worth doing. Quite the opposite. Buying books in a bookstore is one of life's great, quiet pleasures. It leads to the purchase of better books. It leads to a deeper relationship to reading. It is a joy in and of itself. "
I was in a bookstore this week. I love to be surrounded by books-- real physical books, with paper and covers and print. It was awesome! How about you?