OK, Guru. Now that I’m here, what am I supposed to do?
I have “all-purposes.” Find something to read and enjoy about one or more of them:
- Music, mostly Classical and pre-rock American popular music;
- Bible studies and devotionals;
- Library: using the library, doing research, writing tips;
- Green living; and of course,
I do the research so you don’t have to!
Go Shopping here, too! It’s how I support my research and writing habit!
World’s Largest Bookstore? That’s so 20th century! Amazon offers products in dozens of categories, from “Apparel & Accessories” to “Wedding Registry,” including green products, music, musical instruments, and a whole separate category for ebooks for Kindle. The Guru writes Kindle books, too! But check out the rest of the stores in this mall. Some have products you can’t find on Amazon. Some just have better prices.
Did the publisher discontinue a book (hardcover, paperback, or audiobook) you want? If it’s fairly recent, find it here at bargain prices–at least 50% off list price. Maybe you can find the same title on Amazon, but you’ll pay more there. Discover Book Closeouts!
I have been a happy customer of Christian Book Distributors for more than 30 years, long before there was any such thing as online shopping. Their selection, prices, and service can’t be beat. Since they are specialists in Christian books, they carry titles you just can’t find anywhere else. And you’ll receive your products rapidly. Did I say Christian books? Christianbook.com is no more just a bookstore than Amazon is. They have recorded music, accompaniment tracks, printed music, tee shirts, ties, all manner of gift material.
Archiv Music has the largest catalog of classical music recordings I know of. If you can’t find a piece here, it either hasn’t been recorded yet or it’s long out of print.
Arkiv Music has a special site for show tunes, but the same great selection and service.
Ariama has a smaller catalog than Arkiv, but its search engine is easier to use, and it makes more of its offerings available as single tracks or for download.
I had these great classical vendors, but then I wanted to feature a jazz album in one of my blog posts. Oops. CD Universe has jazz. CD Universe has classical. After all, CD Universe has every kind of CD available.
All-Purpose Guru has its very own “green” shopping mall, offering everything for your entire home and everybody who lives there. It’s too big to cram here!