While the article "Amazon Bottlenecks Frustrating Indie Publishers" from Publisher's Weekly dates back to pre-holiday issues of indie book publishers having inventory tied up with Amazon, the potential backlash of returns – and a glut of inventory for these independents – could pose a significant problem in the next month.

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Shopping on Amazon is certainly cheap and speedy, but I wouldn't say I've ever had a moment that approached the sacred while visiting an online bookstore. Actual bookstores? Absolutely. I've gotten happily lost (physically and otherwise) in bookstores and libraries dozens of times, if not more. Ya know those magical moments when time stretches, or you stop sensing its passage altogether? Yeah, those...

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