Next year’s holiday shopping

It’s a little late now, but a friend of mine just reminded me about Etsy:

Etsy is an online marketplace for buying & selling all things handmade.

Our mission is to enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers.

My friend says (and I quote):

etsy…is my internet mecca – for reals. Each individual crafter/artist gets their own shop and you can talk to them and the goods are high quality and the artists care so much about what they’re selling. I’ve bought 2 things off it for christmas and the sellers are lovely and wrapped everything so nice.

Also – for you geeky ladies out there (and guys I guess) there are these HTML earrings that I found last year – they’re sold out – but who knows they may be back next year.

Perfect Librarian Gift


Looking for that perfect gift for the librarian in your family? I want this! It goes perfect with my book oriented desk-organizer.

Leather tissue boxes prove you can’t tell a book by its cover-look like a stack of valuable first editions! Have handcrafted leather “bindings” over wood, gold “pages,” hand-painted gold accents. Easy to refill-lift hinged lid. Boutique tissue box, 6 1/4″ x 6 1/2″H.

Just perfect for any librarian’s desk!

Amazon Wishlist Editing

Did you know this? I didn’t! Thanks to Anne over at Jenkins Law Library I learned how to edit my Amazon wishlist in a compact way – this may or may not be a new feature.

amazon wishlist
amazon wishlist

First choose to view compact and then you can check the items you want to delete all in one swoop – you can also make other mass edits this way instead of paging through your wish list. Very handy.

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Amazon’s Remodeling

Last night I was updating my wish list on Amazon and I know that the site didn’t look like it does this morning.

New Homepage

In the top right they invite us to see what’s new:

Amazon Remodel

Looks prettly slick – guess I’ll need to poke around some and see if it’s more usable – since re-designs are all about improving usability in my book!

[update]If you don’t see the new design it’s because things are still in transition. From the FAQ:

Why do I see the new design on my home computer but not at work?

We’re still in our testing phase, and you may not see the new design all the time.


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Ebay $.20 Listing Day

That’s right – for today only – get a sale on your Ebay fees – I’m headed home to pull out that pile I’ve been meaning to list!! This $.20 price applies to all auctions no matter what your starting bid!

When is it? One day only, starting Tuesday, April 24, 2007 between 00:00:01 PT (12:00 AM plus one second on Tuesday, April 24, 2007) and ending that same day at 23:59:59 PT(11:59 PM plus 59 seconds).

[via Techbargains]

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Compare prices & watch with RSS

I was just introduced to a book (cd, dvd, game) price comparison site. Nothing new there – but also lets you subscribe via RSS to your search results – something all sites with search should let you do!

Looking for a Harry Potter set to get caught up before the new book? Well click on the RSS Price Watcher link in the right and keep an eye out for a great deal!


In a bit of books business news, Borders is dropping in favor of their own e-commerce site. I’m not sure how I feel about this – I don’t usually shop on because Amazon has better deals (and I’m an associate) – but I am curious to see what Borders comes up with to top its online competition.

The shocker for me – I hadn’t realized that it had been 7 years that & were tied together! For some reason I thought it had been less time.

This info was found via Business 2.0 and Slashdot.

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