Suddenly, a nearly instant gratification factor will be available through Amazon, and that removes an incentive to shop local and shop independent. Why buy in person when you can get it cheaper, and almost as quickly, over the Internet?
The numbers of LGBTQ bookstores in the United States and Canada have plummeted over the last decade. Find the ones in your community and lend them your support before they disappear for good.
I love a physical, dead-tree, brick-and-mortar bookstore. Don't you?