The 1999 Online Shopping Guide

TIME DIGITAL's pick of the best sites on the Web--to buy the right gift right now

BOOKS MUSIC VIDEOS

AMAZON.COM [Star] The mother of all e-tailers, this easy-to-navigate site offers books, music, videos, cards, toys, electronics and auctions. Its simple, user-friendly site design, excellent customer service and on-target product recommendations make it the best of its kind. www.amazon.com

BARNESANDNOBLE.COM Shop online for everything you'd expect at their stores--minus the cafe. You'll find deals on music, magazines, software and books. www.bn.com

BOOKSMITH Support both the new economy and independent booksellers at once. This indie sells titles in subgenres like goth and jazz age. www.booksmith.com

BORDERS.COM There are 10 million books, CDs and...

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