An indie bookstore owner on Amazon's price-checking campaign.

Lacy Simons, of Rockland's hello hello books (as quoted by Richard Russo in the NYT):

Amazon asks you to ignore that work, that heart, that dedication to the local community. They ask you to take advantage of my knowledge & my education (which I’m still paying for) and treat the space I rent, the heat & light I pay for, the insurance policies I need to be here, the sales tax I gather for the state, the gathering place I offer, the books and book culture I believe in so much in that I’ve wagered everything on it: they want you to think of it as a showroom for goods you can just get more cheaply through them.

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