Ebay may be an option. I don't know to what causes the company donates, although they facilitate donations going to certain causes - you can list your item and have the proceeds go to a charity on their list, for example. I often buy textbooks through Goodwill on eBay.
[quote="edwest2, post:14, topic:295225"]
That's not entirely accurate. I can often buy books from "amazon sellers" where amazon's only involvement is processing the transaction. The only thing to watch out for is a message that states "shipped by amazon." [/QUOTA]
Amazon receives some amount, probably only a listing and shipping fee. I know they've set up some special shipping options, including password-protected pick-up boxes in certain urban areas where many apartment dwellers may not be able to receive a package securely.
Local independent booksellers are great, but the only ones I know of are actually quite a drive from us and lean left.
[quote="Dale_M, post:2, topic:295225"]
What country do you live in? Here in the US, Barnes & Noble
is a major bookseller, both online and with regular stores you can visit in person. And its Nook e-book reader is a popular rival to Amazon's Kindle.
Bear in mind that if you pick up a free Kindle eBook, Amazon gets no incremental profit from the transaction. You incur no evil that way.
[quote="Dandelion_Wine, post:15, topic:295225"]
If I'm buying a book, I always check first at my local Catholic bookstore. It may be a couple of bucks more, but they do stuff for my local community - for example, they hosted a Catholic home-school conference in our area.
Second the Catholic bookstores.