|Maria's Bookshop in Durango.|
Who wouldn't want to shop here?
2.More than half the money you spend at a local shop stays in the local community. Comparatively, only 14% of what you spend at a chain stays local. And if you're buying from that big online retailer who refuses to pay sales taxes? Yep, you hate your home town.
3.It's just plain cool to be able to go in to a local store and demand to speak to the owner. You can’t do that at Lowe's; we’ve tried.
|Community. That's what we're talking about.|
4.Fact: when you spend over $50 at BookPeople here in Austin, the head buyer comes down from her office and gives you a long tender hug.
|Welcome to Blue Willow Bookshop.|
Kids stuff on the left, adult books on the right,
friendly and helpful staff ready to assist in the middle.
7.Still not convinced? Well maybe you’re forgetting that you can’t shoplift from Overstock.com, Amazon, or Half.com. You can however steal shit locally! [Don't steal. It hurts local businesses more than it hurts box store retailers. And it's illegal. And Gianna is notorious about promising bail money and then never showing up.]
|Square Books, Oxford, MS.|
This is Main Street America.