Oblong Books Event: "How To Resist Amazon And Why" By Independent Bookseller Danny Caine | WAMC

Oblong Books Event: "How To Resist Amazon And Why" By Independent Bookseller Danny Caine

Mar 26, 2021

Danny Caine, owner of Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas has been an outspoken critic of the seemingly unstoppable Goliath of the bookselling world: Amazon.

In his book, "How to Resist Amazon and Why," he lays out the case for shifting our personal money and civic investment away from global corporate behemoths and to small, local, independent businesses. His tale covers the history of big box stores, the big political drama of delivery, and the perils of warehouse work.

He shows how Amazon's ruthless discount strategies mean authors, publishers, and even Amazon themselves can lose money on every book sold. And he spells out a clear path to resistance, in a world where consumers are struggling to get by.

On Tuesday night at 7 p.m. he will part of a virtual event with Suzanna Hermans – Owner of Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck and Millerton, New York.