So I've been an Amazon.com shopper for a long time. I also have frequented B&N and Borders, before its demise. Then I read this post by author/illustrator Peter Brown. My heart sank a little bit. No more Amazon? But, but, but...it is so easy, so convenient, so cheap. However, I respect Peter Brown too much not to at least explore other options. So I searched the IndieBound site and found a local independent bookstore about 20 miles away. It is called Scuppernong Books and is located in downtown Greensboro, NC. I do not balk at paying the list price so my biggest fear was shipping costs, but they have this cool option - pick up in the store. I was impressed to get a personal email from the bookseller telling me that my order had been placed. I was able to actually to respond to the email and ask a question about their store. I was so impressed with the correspondence that I ordered 3 more books. Two came in that very week so I made my first visit on Saturday. Below are my purchases and some pictures that I took at the store. As for Amazon.com, I will definitely be buying other things there, but books? Not anymore.