I posted this on another blog a few days ago, but I think it’s worth repeating here. From my Writers Who Kill post on 3/19, I’ve added a few that were in the comments there.
As Amazon announces their priorities during the COVID-19 crisis, maybe we should take a little pressure off them. They may have trouble shipping books now or in the near future, temporarily.
With the help of a bunch of people on Facebook, I’ve collected some online paperback book sources for you to consider. You NEED to buy some books when you’re shut in, right? Many of these also sell e-books, too. Though I don’t think Amazon/Kindle is interrupted, a lot of people have other kinds of e-readers, including me.
I’m giving preference to my own publishers’ sites—can’t blame me for that, right? I haven’t tried all of these, but they’ve all been recommended. Some of them offer curbside pickup. Some are beloved local bookstores and some of those have had to close the physical building to customers.
Feel free to add your favorites in the comments. Let’s keep reading!
Black Cat Mystery and Science Fiction
Mystery Loves Company
Mystery Lovers Bookshop
Better World Books
Third Place Books
Once Upon a Crime
Malaprop’s Books and Café
The Book Rack
Books2Read, from Elle Andrews Patt on WWK
Book Shop, from Gary Phillips on WWK
(connects with indie bookstores to fulfill online sales)