Even if you aren’t in Pittsburgh, you can support local businesses by shopping their websites. One of the interesting (and I think exciting things) about the internet is that it allows the smaller shops a way to compete with some of the conveniences of bigger shops. Sometimes it is just easier to order books online – but you can buy those books from local book shops. I usually check out Abe Books which lets you search lots of local shops from one site.
I read this article, Saving Broadway Books, last year in Inc. Magazine. The recession was catching up… Read the rest