Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We thought you might enjoy a little Sherman Alexie as you digest.
It’s that time of year, when shopping can get hectic and life might feel even busier. But may I please make one request? Your holiday gift to your community? Please share the shop local message with your friends and family. (We know you probably already do; consider this a pat on the back, then!)
Whether shopping in person or online, you can find small businesses in your community (or sister cities!) that you can support. Your business makes all the difference for independent stores; you keep their doors open holiday season after holiday season.
This Saturday, bookstores and authors are excited to celebrate you, the independent business supporters, with the Indies First celebrations. (Here’s the map to find events near you.)
Booksellers are kicking into high gear now. Many stores offer free gift wrap, free special orders, and personalized recommendations to make holiday giving easier.
If you find yourself shopping from your desk on Cyber Monday, don’t forget many local, independent bookstores have an online presence, too! Check your favorites; most brick-and-mortar bookstores have websites that allow you to buy online and ship books anywhere in the country.