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This Lawrence Bookseller Just Wrote The Manual For How To 'Resist Amazon'

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Danny Caine leans against the Ravenmobile outside his store in Lawrence, Kansas. As 2020 saw more than one bookstore per week close, Caine knows how lucky he is to still be in operation.

The owner of The Raven says paying more for a book locally can be a better investment long-term, since most of the money stays in your community.

Danny Caine takes time to explain to customers why he charges more for books than online giant Amazon. He took that conversation to Twitter, then gathered his ideas into a zine, then expanded that into a book.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Mackenzie Martin makes podcasts for KCUR Studios. You can find her on Twitter @_macmartin.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.