the attention merchants


From the Psychology of Social Media to Amazon’s Late Delivery

I am an impulsive book collector. When bored, I open the Amazon app on my phone. In a new city, I ask for recommendations to the best bookshops. In a bad mood, I take a long drive to one of my favourite bookshops in Lagos and splurge. In a known city, no visit is complete without a stopover at my favourites in that city. Buying and collecting come first. Reading comes a distant second. I wish I could help it.