Nadine O’Regan: Booksellers languish as Bezos gets richer and richer

In lockdown times, convenience trumps all – but while that’s good news for the richest person on the planet, it spells disaster for Irish writers and independent booksellers

4th April, 2021
Nadine O’Regan: Booksellers languish as Bezos gets richer and richer
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The other day, I made a lockdown purchase, about which I felt instantly guilty. It was a novel I wanted to buy for a friend, and I wanted it quickly, so I picked Amazon. Job done. So why was it that when it arrived, on time and relatively cheaply, that I felt disappointed in myself?

Easy: it was the guilt factor. Like most people in this pandemic, I’m falling out of my good habits around...

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