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Portland’s Most Famous Bookstore Will No Longer Sell Books on Amazon

Gizmodo – One of Portland’s most beloved bookworm attractions, Powell’s Books, will stop selling books on Amazon this weekend, Aug. 29, Oregon Live reports. Aug. 29 is also Independent Bookstore Day. Fitting, no? CEO Emily Powell released a statement to customers yesterday announcing the move, citing concerns over the future survival of independent bookstores. “So many independent booksellers around the country fight for their survival and wonder what their future may hold,” Powell wrote. “For too long, we have watched the detrimental impact of Amazon’s business on our communities and the independent bookselling world…”

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