Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Why Shop Local?

Little Shop of Stories customers shop local because:

Books-A-Million does not co-sponsor Blue Sky Concerts on the Square;
Borders did not bring Greg Mortenson, Jeff Kinney, or Rick Riordan to Decatur this year;
Amazon has never hosted a Bark If You Love Storytime and invited your dog to come; and
Two hundred people did not dress up and go to Barnes & Noble on Valentine's Day for a Fancy Storytime.
Little Shop has sold more copies of local author and illustrator Eric Litwin & James Dean's Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes than all those other guys combined.  And none of them have a Christmas Tree on their roof.

Little Shop of Stories and its customers had the most awesome bookstore Halloween Party in the entire United States of America and Neil Gaiman is coming in six days!!!

Local businesses breath life into our community.  We're responsive to our customers.  We live here, send our kids to school here, and participate in all kinds of different ways to help make Decatur the excellent place that it is to live and work.

And we appreciate each and every one of you.


Grandma Scott said...
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Eric said...

I'm not anywhere close to local but I'm a big fan of Neil Gaiman. Mr. Gaiman linked on his blog last night the article in your local newspaper about your successful event with him. In the comments a bit of an argument ensued about whether your comments about independant booksellers was appropriate. I just wanted to drop by your site to show my support. It seems that you have a great little community there dedicated to books, reading and how important it is for young people to get envolved with reading early. Keep up the good work, happy holidays, and all the best to you in the coming year!