It’s gift-giving season again! Two years ago I spent Small Business Saturday visiting as many independent bookstores as I and my minions could handle. In 2015, we made it to 9 (see the post here).
This year, we made it to 14 independent bookstores! We traveled 75 miles from door to door between the hours of 9am and 6pm.
I’m not sure if this means anything, but the trajectory we took sort of looks like a human head, maybe wearing an oddly shaped jester’s cap? Hey, Debbie Ohi, any thoughts?
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Within minutes of tweeting to Debbie Ohi, she came up with this brilliant image:
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We made purchases at each of the stores below (in order):
- The Concord Bookshop
- Belmont Books
- Book Ends
- Porter Square Books
- Harvard Book Store
- The Curious George Store
- Trident Booksellers and Cafe
- Brookline Booksmith
- The Children’s Book Shop
- Papercuts J.P.
- The Blue Bunny Books & Toys
- Wellesley Books
- New England Mobile Book Fair
- Newtonville Books
Remember two things:
#1: Books make the BEST gifts
#2: Independent bookstores do more than just sell books – they’re essential parts of our community.
- Thursday, November 30 at 6:00pm: Family Literacy Month Storytime at Shrewsbury Public Library, 609 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA, USA
- Saturday, December 2 at 10:30am: Storytime at the Weston Public Library, 87 School Street, Weston, MA, USA
- Saturday, December 9 at 10:30am: Storytime at the Mansfield Public Library, 255 Hope Street in Mansfield, MA, USA
- Saturday, December 9 from 12:30-4:30pm: The Writers’ Loft Annual Holiday Bazaar at An Unlikely Story, 111 South Street, Plainville, MA, USA
Two for You
1. Barnaby Never Forgets written & illustrated by Pierre Collet-Derby
2. Small written & illustrated by Gina Perry