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Dan... when have you ordered from other distros? What distros are taking that long? I send packages within a day or two, and it has never taken weeks to get packages from any other distros I've ordered from....
Whether or not people love or hate Microcosm, I think it's important to use a variety of distros, otherwise the zine stock of alternative and radical bookstores will all begin to look alike. Distros all have their own tastes and attract (or repel) different flavors of zines. If you only use Microcosm (or any other single distro), you're missing out on some great zines. I hope people will make an effort to check out other distros. The Zine World list of zine stores and distros is a great place to look. Also, zine librarians reviewed several distros on the Library Journal site.
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