Save Our Souls (And Our Book Store!)

Moby Lives has two unrelated stories that have a sort of symmetry: Amazon.com employs Dickensian work conditions in its UK warehouse, forcing workers to toil in unreasonable conditions for up to 7 days a week. Meanwhile, Powell’s books, here in Portland is having some financial trouble, due in large part to the recession. So: if you have a few gifts left to purchase this holiday season and were going to buy them from Amazon, why not buy them from Powell’s instead? They need the money more and don’t force their workers into cruel and unusual conditions.