Keep 'Em Coming
|The Children's Book Shop in Brookline, MA|
Last week, I also read on LAist that some Barnes and Noble Bookstores may be closing their doors.
So what does this mean for all of us? Shop at local bookstores! And we should keep opening bookstores!
Here is a special message from IndieBound.org...a website dedicated to the growth of independent bookstores.
Why shop Indie?When you shop at an independently owned business, your entire community benefits:
- Spend $100 at a local and $68 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43.
- Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
- More of your taxes are reinvested in your community--where they belong.
- 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.
- 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.
How to Find a Local Bookstore: IndieBound.org
Article 1: Bookstores in Boston
Article 2: BN Closing