05 December 2009

shop local!

before you start clicking items off your holiday list on amazon, consider heading downtown to your local book shop, (if there are any left in your town, that is). we are lucky, here in bloomington, to have a number of great ones, including an all volunteer run, non-profit--boxcar books!



i had a few titles on my list, that i wanted to get for some children in our family. i started to order them online, and then i remembered that the book corner, on the square, will give a 10% discount if your total exceeds twelve dollars, and 20%, if you spend over sixty dollars. if they don't have what you are looking for, they will order it for you, lickity split. plus, you get to interact with real people, browse through books (with pages), and bump into friends and neighbors on the street.

support local booksellers! keep downtown vibrant! shop local!
ok, i'll stop telling you what to do now.

6 comments:

TeresaR said...

I didn't that the Book Corner did that - thanks for the heads-up!

Also, I wasn't sure what exactly Boxcar sold in terms of books, which is why I've never been in there.

TeresaR said...

Ooops, I meant to say "I didn't KNOW that..."

cake said...

boxcar rocks! you must go in there! i ended up getting a calendar and ordering another children's book there too, just because i really like supporting them.

mep said...

Those discounts are pretty sweet. I'm sure Boxcar is delightful--too bad it's not local for me.

You can keep telling me what to do.

E... said...

I must have been reading your directive giving mind before you even started telling me what to do, b/c I made a real point of purchasing some books at an independent shop this season, even though it would have been much easier to do so online. Bookstores are hard with two kids, especially ones that love books and want to go in two different directions to look at them. I'm still glad I took them and am pretty thrilled with my purchases, as well as the fact that I had a nice chat about Madeleine L'Engle with the woman who sold them to me.

julie said...

We had a killer time at Vintage Phoenix yesterday afternoon. Don't tell Matt, but I let each of the girls pick out a comic book for him (which was hilarious), and then of course I let them pick out a comic book for themselves, and then of course I picked out a couple of comics for myself, and then I bought a couple of gift certificates...