PHOTO UPDATE: MICROCOSM EXCHANGING REAL BOOKS FOR UNWANTED KINDLES

January 26, 2011

We have a quick update on our ongoing campaign wherein folks trade in Kindles for their price in books. Here's the bounty scored by a zine lover in NYC when she traded her Kindle in!

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ABOUT THE KINDLE EXCHANGE: Do you love print? Do you still read books? Did you get a Kindle for Christmas? Do you want to trade in your soulless faux-literary technology for its worth in good old fashioned books? Well, friends, Microcosm Publishing's got your back! Beginning RIGHT NOW you can bring in your Christmas Kindle to the Microcosm store in Portland (636 SE 11th) and trade it in for its worth in new or used books and zines! That's right! Why let fad technology kill print when you can take a stand and fill up your shelves in the process. (Don't worry, we won't tell your parents.) And make sure to bring a friend to help you carry all your loot; most of the store's books are priced in the $2-$6 range so a $139-$189 trade-in (note: going retail for the Kindle at Amazon's site) you might be carrying your books out in a fleet of wheelbarrows!

On Amazon's Kindle page you'll be able to read glowing endorsements like the following, ""My first impression of Kindle's screen was: 'That's a screen?! It doesn't look like a screen.'... It looks like a book page, only perfect. No grain or pulp."—Jeremy."

Well, you know what, Jeremy? We love the and grain and pulp. Long live the grain and pulp! Long live the PAGE.

Thanks for helping to keep print alive!

Microcosm Publishing book and zine store
636 SE 11th
Portland, Or 97214
11am-7pm, Seven days a week
503-232-3666
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Microcosm-hQ-Store/131220623559507

 
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Comments

avatar joeydagger 2/10/2011

Is this still going on?

avatar Sally 2/3/2011

This is a great initiative!

I have a blog for New Zealand library staff and posted a reference to this article in my daily news post. Would you be interested in a short QandA interview to discuss this initiative in more detail?

What do you do with the Kindles?