Thursday, November 20, 2014

Spend your money locally on Small Business Saturday, November 29

Created by AmericanExpress, Small Business Saturday has lots of local support, especially from indie bookstore Politics and Prose and authors.   The history:
A year ago, author Sherman Alexie put forward a great idea to promote independent bookstores. He suggested that writers volunteer to work in local stores on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, a day that already had become known as Small Business Saturday, thanks to a vigorous campaign begun several years earlier by American Express. It didn’t take long for Alexie's appeal to resonate with hundreds of authors, who showed up in 2013 as guest booksellers in stores across the country, giving birth to what’s been dubbed the Indies First movement.

and the Politics and Prose schedule.   Authors will showcase their work for adults and children.

Learn more about Small Business Saturday on Wikipedia,

Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after U.S. Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. First observed on November 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. [Hyperlinks not added]

Finally, if you are interested in checking out numerous small businesses on Saturday, November 29 to get in some holiday shopping, AmEx has a searchable map.

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