Portland Bookstore Will Trade Your Soulless Kindle For Real Books

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Hey, man, what’s your problem? You drink kombucha and ride a fixie, but what the heck are you doing with that capitalist corporate DRM-laden Kindle? Head down to Microcosm Publishing in Portland, man, and they’ll give you like a hundred books for your Kindle.

I mean dude Noam Chomsky is like $6 at the store, so for your Kindle you can get like 37 Noam Chomskys. Same goes for fix it, make it, grow it, bake it: The D.I.Y. Guide to the Good Life which is like $15 so you can get 12 for you and your bar quiz friends.

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!

Not only will you be putting good things into your head, you’ll be helping Nate, Jessie, Rio, Adam, Joe, Matt, Rio, Sparky, Steven, Dylan, and Chris, Microcosm’s staff, make a little more than $5,000 a year each and you’ll break the hegemony of corporate bullshit that keeps us in the dark about what’s really going on. If you don’t want to learn about that, brah, you’re like totally in the grasp of corporate TV and all that shit.

What are they going to do with those old Kindles… oh, I don’t know… maybe put a bird on them?

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