For the avid reader, online bookstores are a dream come true. Readers can compare prices, locate hard to find titles, easily view a list of titles by the same author and even make a purchase without ever leaving their home. As online bookstores are increasing in popularity, some smaller brick and mortar bookstores may be feeling the pinch. For many consumers, cruising the internet is much more appealing than cruising the roads, going from store to store looking for that one particular title. The internet has brought a level of ease to the purchase of books and book lovers everywhere are rejoicing.
Stores such as Amazon.com allow readers to not only read about the books, but also to read reviews by people who have read the book. Reader reviews can give a unique insight that editor’s comments can not. There are other review sites, such as epinions.com, that reviews many things, including books. These types of sites allow readers to make informed, educated selections in their reading material.
The mega bookseller, Barnes & Noble, have enjoyed much online success. Their online bookstore is thriving thousands of customers access their site each day. They have streamlined search functions allowing customers to research their desired books by title, author or even keyword. Additionally, in a stroke of genius, Barnes & Noble has capitalized on the use of the coupon as a great incentive. By situating many of their coupons so that they may be used in the store or online, they have broadened their opportunities to make sales.
Other online book sellers have also discovered the use of the coupon. Several coupon sites, such as momsview.com, mybargainbuddy.com, allonlinecoupons.com and dealcatcher.com offer coupon codes for numerous online retailers, including many of the online bookstores. There are codes for free shipping, discounts and other great deals. Shoppers can also learn about online bookstores that they have not yet checked out so these sites also act as introductory agents as well.
Some online bookstores are not one book seller, but many. Abebooks.com is one such site. Shoppers with Abebooks can enjoy great ease in shopping with a very detailed search engine as well as ease in payment. Shoppers can review many books from many sellers through Abebooks’ website. They may select books from as many different sellers as they wish, but they only make one payment through Abebooks’ check out. This unique feature allows shoppers to compare prices of various titles and find the best deal on title price as well as shipping price.
Online bookstores make it easier and more convenient for booklovers to shop for and purchase books. They can shop for titles by their favorite author, favorite genre or find out of print or rare books. They can read reviews and see how other readers enjoyed certain books. They can compare prices and find great deals on books that may not be in stock at their local bookstore. The internet is making it easier and faster for readers to make connections with the books that they love.
Ariell Johnson doesn’t wear a cape. But to many comic book fans and artists, she’s a superhero. Johnson is the first black woman to own a comic book shop on the East Coast. Her Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse in Philadelphia sells comic books like “Harriet Tubman: Demon Slayer” and “The Almighty Street Team” that aren’t readily available in other stores. Amalgam is much more than a place to shop. Johnson, who calls herself “the head nerd in charge,” has built a fun and welcoming community for all.
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