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Small Business Saturday

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  • Small Business Saturday

    It’s bad enough that we’d already endured weeks of Christmas commercials before Thanksgiving Day, but this year’s ridiculous idea of having stores open on Thursday really bugged me. I heard a few shoppers on the news today saying that they had to go out and grab these deals because money is tight. Does anyone else see a flaw in this logic? Isn’t that kind of like the shopaholic who points out how much she “saved” by buying so much stuff? How about if you can’t afford to buy lots of stuff, then don’t buy lots of stuff?
  • Coming to a bookstore near you: Authors as booksellers

    It's not hard to find an author at a bookstore: Just go during the early evening and look for the person squinting under the bright lights, reading to a small crowd of people seated in folding chairs. But on Small Business Saturday, the roles will be...

    Local shops think big as they prep for Small Business Saturday

    Local shops think big as they prep for Small Business Saturday
    As the big-box stores and malls ready the troops for their Black Friday doorbusters, a different kind of retail prep is going on in Central Florida. It's happening with people such as Holly Vanture of Downtown South and the members of the chambers of...

    Black Friday stretches into long weekend of buying

    Black Friday stretches into long weekend of buying
    Although the traditional start to the holiday shopping season is still days away, Morgan Somerville has already mapped out her bargain-hunting strategy. The student employment manager at Stevenson University will pass up Thanksgiving specials to focus...

    For Indies First day, authors get behind independent bookstores

     For Indies First day, authors get behind independent bookstores
    Not long ago the writer Sherman Alexie missed one of his readings, standing up fans at the Queen Anne Book Company, a store in Seattle. "It was Little League season and I completely spaced out," Alexie said. "I owed them a big atonement." The bookstore'...