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How to get your reading fix while everything's closed

Original post made on Apr 24, 2020

Many local bookstores and libraries have adjusted to no-contact business models and are offering a variety of new services intended to keep the literary crowd well-read and more socialized while keeping a safe distance from others.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 24, 2020, 8:52 AM

Comments (5)

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Apr 24, 2020 at 10:39 pm

I'm an avid reader. Thanks for the info!

Posted by "Local Resident"
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 25, 2020 at 12:56 pm

Wow one throw away line for the local bookstore about online shopping. Nice.

Posted by pearl
a resident of another community
on Apr 25, 2020 at 5:12 pm

You can also read books online via You do not need any special electronic devices to do this. I download electronic books ("e-books") to my laptop computer. To read books electronically online, go to the website, click on "ALL" in the search bar, choose "BOOKS", and enter the name of the book you want. Then, click on the book title, which brings up information on the book in which you are interested. To read the book online, click on "KINDLE", then click on "BUY NOW WITH 1 CLICK", pay for the book, and it's yours to read right then. E-books can be a very economical way to read, too; some of the books sell for as little as $1.99. One of the features I appreciate is you can click on the picture of the book jacket where it says, "LOOK INSIDE", and read, for instance, a chapter or two of the book to see if it is a book you want to purchase. The other great thing about reading electronic books is that you can enlarge the font if you want, to make for easier reading. I'm well over the half century mark, so I especially appreciate this feature! :) Also, it is easier for me to read from my laptop than trying to hold and turn pages of a book with my arthritic hands. And, since we're concerned about the COVID-19 virus, online books don't have any germs on them! Hope this information is helpful.

Posted by ALB
a resident of College Terrace
on Apr 27, 2020 at 10:57 am

Amazon has been trying to eliminate independent bookstores for over twenty years.

Posted by pearl
a resident of another community
on Apr 27, 2020 at 5:12 pm


There are many websites besides Amazon where you can buy and read books online: Web Link

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