But I have something fun and positive to talk about today. Tomorrow is National Independent Bookstore Day! Now you all know how much I loooooove books and reading. And you know I'm a heavy user of the library. But I also strongly believe in supporting our independent bookstores. However, I will be the first to admit that I default to using Amazon often out of convenience (I mean, Prime is amazing - Amiright?). But I am trying to be more intentional about buying books from local bookstores because they need our money to stay in business! Can you imagine how sad a community without brick and mortar bookstores would be?
|Flashback photo of my nephew Matthew gazing up at the ceiling of my favorite local bookstore, Wild Rumpus. There's so much to take in at this bookstore!|
|Flashback photo of Matthew petting one of the cats at Wild Rumps|
I was raised by parents that owned a small business, so shopping local is a cause that is near and dear to my heart since my parents relied on the support of their community for their livelihood and financial well-being. As I get older, I want to pay that forward by supporting local businesses in my community.
|Flashback photo of Andrew checking out the lizard that lives at Wild Rumpus|
|Flashback post-book shopping ice cream break photo!|
Happy shopping everyone!!
Do you support local bookstores? Do you have a favorite local bookstore in your community?