Warning message

Mean Menu style requires jQuery library version 1.7 or higher, but you have opted to provide your own library. Please ensure you have the proper version of jQuery included. (note: this is not an error)

Resisting Amazon

Return to Previous Page

How to Resist Amazon and Why Banner. Text Reads: How to Resist Amazon and Why

There are many reasons why we think you should resist Amazon, but the most important to us is that we want BookPeople, and ALL local businesses, to be around for another 50 years and longer. As noted by Danny Caine, owner of Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas, in his zine-turned-book How to Resist Amazon and Why: The Fight for Local Economics, Data Privacy, Fair Labor, Independent Bookstores, and a People-Powered Future, ‘Somewhere between 50 and 75 percent of money spent at local small businesses stays in your community, and the percentage for Amazon purchases can be much, much lower—sometimes as low as 0.’

To learn more, check out this truncated excerpt from How to Resist Amazon and Why. The recommended reading booklist below will provide further insight into why we are asking you to RESIST Amazon.

For a glimpse into the workings of filling an online order at an indie bookstore, watch BP-L take down Ominous Prime by Investing in the Local Economy! 

Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101872796
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - July 21st, 2020

Seasonal Associate (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) Cover Image
By Heike Geissler, Kevin Vennemann (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781635900361
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Semiotext(e) - December 4th, 2018

Qualityland Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538732960
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 7th, 2020

The Warehouse: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984823809
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - August 25th, 2020

Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered (Harper Perennial Modern Thought) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061997761
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - October 19th, 2010

Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374159276
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 16th, 2021

The Factory Cover Image
By Hiroko Oyamada, David Boyd (Translated by)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780811228855
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Directions - October 29th, 2019

A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062908599
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - January 7th, 2020

The Delivery: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374600426
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 9th, 2021

The Heap: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062957757
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 19th, 2021

Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538747087
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 27th, 2019