Re: RARA-AVIS: Used Books and ethics

From: Anthony Dauer (
Date: 04 May 2010

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    I agree they should be supported. They are typically the only source in many cases for the classics that may not have been as popular as other authors still in print.

    On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 10:35 AM, Harry Joseph Lerner
    <> wrote:

    > I agree with your analogies Anthony, but we part company when it comes to new vs used bookstores.
    > Although I have been known to wander into big chain bookstores (and buy more than one book at a time)
    > I generally prefer used bookstores.  They are, in and of themselves, worthy of our commercial support.
    > There are fewer and fewer of them around and they need to be preserved.  In fact, taking a broader view
    > of things, they actually serve to promote the work of either forgotten or struggling authors by offering
    > an inexpensive (re)introduction to their work.  More often than not after I have found a book at a
    > used shop that I really enjoy, and then ended up buying the author's more recent work(s) new at a chain store.

    Anthony Dauer
    Annandale, Virginia, US

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