Californian's as a whole, are not known as voracious readers. We have found that there is a definite relationship between climate and readership. And California, being "The Sunshine State" generally beckons people out of doors to engage in less sedentary activities.
As a result, independent bookstores here, especially those in coastal towns are struggling. Many have closed in years past and that leaves the few who still love physical books only two options: Pay the high prices at Barnes and Noble, or shop online.
Even then, it's hard to know whether a book you've purchased sight unseen will really be in the condition stated in the ad. I've been disappointed and felt ripped off plenty of times. That is why we opened Enlightened Paths bookstore.
We buy only from private collections, carefully selecting only the highest quality editions. We lovingly clean and care for the books, then accurately rate their condition, place them in their own sealed pouch and send them to an Amazon warehouse near you.
That way, that if you're a Prime member, you'll automatically get 2 day shipping.
If you're a reader and or a collector seeking great prices on an impressive selection of high quality, new and pre-owned books, you need to visit Enlightened Paths on Amazon
Remember... books still make great gifts!
And thank you!