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    Just read this article on the guardian website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...itory-takeover

    So now I've gone off amazon a bit. Are there any decent alternatives that people know of?
    And what do people think about the amazon takeover? is amazon one of the baddies?

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    Im not really surprised that they have taken over bookdepository - a lot of the books on Amazon Marketplace are sold by bookdepository. I dont know if they are baddies but they have done some questionable things in the past.
    I use Bookkoob to find the best price for books - when you search for a book they list a load of different online retailers (bookfellas, sprint books, Waterstones, Foyles etc) you could try some of these.

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    Oh well, at least we can still go to good old bricks and mortar, high street bookshops like Waterstones and erm...Waterstones and oh yeah, Waterstones.

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    I'm really lucky if I travel 20 mins to Southport they have several (you might need to sit down to read this)..... Independent book shops:

    Broadhursts - Very good (Terry Pratchet chose to do a book signing here)
    Parkinsons - bit of an odd one but still good
    There is also one in St. Helens called Wardleworths

    Maybe you could try visiting some of these ZoeP?

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