Independent, locally owned businesses serve a different purpose than corporately owned stores, and that’s what makes them so special.
Manager of Main Street Books, Llalan Fowler said, “Independent bookstores are different from most retail outfits, and from corporate bookstores too, in that they are part retail operation and part community social center.”
Main Street Books offers more than one would find at a corporately owned bookstore; that being unique community events and solid advice on books from fellow community members.
“Besides the well-known fiscal benefits of having your purchasing dollars and tax money go back into the community you live in, shopping local helps build the kind of community you want to live in,” Fowler said. “A local bookstore will also have a well-curated collection of books that you won't find in corporate stores -- on top of quirky journals, cards and gifts that make totally unique gifts.”
“It's impossible to recreate the advice and recommendations you get from booksellers who are your friends and neighbors. We also engage the community. We have events like author talks that get you close to real writers, storytimes for kids, poetry readings, local art shows and more.”
Small Business Saturday is coming up, and Main Street Books is excited to participate. In fact, the whole week of Small Business Saturday, customers will be able to get 10 percent off their purchase if they take a selfie in the bookstore’s selfie station.
“That week also, enter to win a $25 gift certificate!” said Fowler.
Visit Main Street Books for more than just a read, but an experience.
“We are a place to indulge your curiosity, nurture your creativity and engage your imagination. We will surprise you with new books and authors and inspire your own originality. Our events will sustain your need for culture and fresh ideas.”