Support your independents!
I work blocks from one of the greatest bookstores for SF/F books — the University Book Store — and I live near another great bookstore — Third Place Books. Both have staff that are incredibly knowledgeable about the SF/F genre and are always willing to chat with you about what’s coming up or are more than eager to go that extra distance to help you find a book that’s hard to locate. In my many years of buying from both, I’ve never been disappointed.
I’m not against the box-store chains — I shop at them from time to time — but I’ve never found one that can rival the independent bookstores for selection and service. As we lose independent stores, we lose a great community resource.
So, to help prevent the loss of independent book stores, I’ve added into each review a link to indiebound.org, where you can buy the book and support independent bookstores, as well as supporting our codex addictions here at Ray Gun Reviews.