Dear Neighbors and Readers:
We don't know if you've heard, but last week Jeff Bezos and Amazon announced a full out campaign intended to put independent booksellers like BookHampton out of business.
In an aggressive and unconscionable move, they offered a reward to customers who browse at local stores and then buy the product from Amazon. This maneuver, coming just in time for Holiday shopping, will have the effect of stripping independent stores of income and permanently closing many doors.
BookHampton is fighting back. We need you to help us.
For over forty years, BookHampton has been an integral part of our Villages. Our tradition of community involvement has reached way beyond book-knowledge and personal service. We have offered our support to families, schools, charities and, of course, unlike the Amazonians we pay our taxes.
We are asking you to keep in mind the simple joy of going to BookHampton, and to consider how serious this threat is to our small bookstore. This Holiday Season please bring your book wish list to BookHampton, or order online from our new website at bookhampton.com. Please: Buy your books (and e-books, too!) from BookHampton.
We wish everyone the joy of the Holidays, the warmth of friends, and the happiness that is found in a good book!
— Charline, Jeremy, Chris, Jane, Sarah, Amy, Kim, and the BookHampton BookSellers