Thank you, independent bookstores...blurb taken from indiebound.org:

Why shop Indie?

When you shop at an independently owned business, your entire community benefits:

The Economy

  • Spend $100 at a local-owned business and $52 of that stays in your community. 

  • Spend $50 at a national chain and keep $6.50 in the local community.

  • Spend $50 online with a remote vendor with no sales tax collected and keep not one penny in your local community.

  • Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.

  • More of your taxes are reinvested in your community--where they belong.

The Environment

  • Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint.

  • Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money to beautify your community.

The Community

  • Local retailers are your friends and neighbors—support them and they’ll support you.

  • Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains.

  • More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.

Now is the time to stand up and join your fellow individuals in the IndieBound mission supporting local businesses and celebrating independents.

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