I love the Pt. Reyes book store. Here are some sobering statistics from their website on the importance of buying locally.
THINK LOCAL FIRST
Why shop locally? When you shop at local businesses, like Point Reyes Books, you also support
the local community.
Contributions to Local Nonprofits through Author Benefit Events in 2010
Pt. Reyes Books $45,000
Number of Author Events Hosted in West Marin in 2010
Point Reyes Books: 46
Sales Tax Paid to the State of California to Support Education, Parks, Social Services in 2010
Independent Bookstores: $18.5 million
Point Reyes Books: Over $60,000
Number of Local Businesses Supported Through the Purchase of Goods and Services in 2010
Point Reyes Books: 35