Today we checked in with Third Street Books’ Sylla McClellan to see how the weekend went following last Wednesday’s “Ditch Amazon” decree. McClellan says: “We had four people bring in their closed accounts – which was great. But more importantly, we had a lot of positive conversations with people about it (and great sales numbers starting on Thursday!). At the very least, it got a lot of people thinking about where they spend their money.”
And the discourse and the ditching are a national affair. The Huffington Post gave Third Street a mention along with others who are pushing back, including additional bookstores, the CEO of the American Booksellers Association and even a Senator from Maine!