Thanks Fred for pointing out this interesting tidbit:
Maud Newton and Mark Sarvas are boycotting Amazon because, according BuyBlue.org, 61% of Amazon’s political donations went to Republicans — whereas Borders gave 100% and B&N gave 98% to Democrats. Seems a bit harsh to me, but I can respect their stance.
I’ve always liked Amazon. Great layout, fast delivery, and good prices.
Borders and B&N always seemed overpriced (both books and food/drink) with limited selection. Nice to browse, but when you need something specific, Amazon (or the local library) is the place to go. Not to mention the wear and tear public browsing causes at Borders and B&N. If I want to buy a new book or magazine, I rather it be new…
So I won’t be throwing my money at Borders and B&N anymore.
Buyblue.org is a useful site. I’ll be sure to use it to check who the big Republican donors are and buy from them.