Small Business Saturday,
buy books from small business day!
You’ve seen the numbers – dollars spent at local businesses recirculate in your community much more than what goes into chain-stores’ coffers. While Small Business Saturday was started by a credit card company, it’s a great reminder of the wonderful resources in own neighborhoods and towns.
Our independent booksellers are near and dear to my heart, as they curate collections of local interest, find just the right book for that just-right gift, and bring in authors/illustrators to speak, meet, and mingle with avid fans and soon-to-be enthusiasts.
And, of course, they choose books beyond the bestsellers mass-marketed by the big-box stores – like the titles I recommend here!
Search for your local indie bookstore at IndieBound here: http://www.indiebound.org/indie-store-finder
So how can you #shopsmall if you don’t have an indie bookstore in your town? Most indies will ship to you gladly. Two of my favorites are Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon (powells.com) and Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC (www.quailridgebooks.com) – please note, these are not affiliate links, just pointers for your convenience.
Check independent bookstores for autographed editions, wishlist-building, special sales, and shipping deals for the holidays – and year-round. And if you ever need ideas on books to buy, you know that you’ll find them here!
Happy book-buying and happy reading – what’s on your book wishlist?