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Small Business Saturday

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Top Small Business Saturday Articles

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  • Sherman Alexie asks authors to sell books on Small Business Saturday

    Sherman Alexie asks authors to sell books on Small Business Saturday
    The Saturday after the Thanksgiving holiday has, in recent years, been dubbed “Small Business Saturday.” Last year, President Obama spent Small Business Saturday at a local independent bookstore in Virginia -- he and his daughters bought 15...
  • James Patterson to give $1 million to independent bookstores

    James Patterson to give $1 million to independent bookstores
    Bestselling author James Patterson wants to support independent bookstores, and he's putting his money where his heart is. On Monday he pledged to give $1 million to independent bookstores in the next year. "We’re making this transition to e-...
  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • Retail Therapy: Music or the mall?

    Music to my ears: Not in the mood to go to the mall on Black Friday but want to find a classic(al) deal? The Pacific Symphony is hinting to its email subscribers about special one-day-only deals available on its website, http://www.pacificsymphony.org....
  • Burb's Eye View: Putting some Black Friday options on the table

     Burb's Eye View: Putting some Black Friday options on the table
    There was a tradition in the Mahoney household that involved a lot of sleep after the Thanksgiving meal. As a card-carrying member of the kids' table, I took this for granted, that one day I would be old like my father, uncles and grandfather who...
  • Around Town: Save the shopping for Saturday

    For those of us who look forward to Thanksgiving, it's hard to imagine the appeal of a $99 big-screen TV or an extreme discount on socks and underwear, but Black Friday has now moved to Thanksgiving Day and shoppers are already camped out at box stores,...
  • For some, Black Friday shopping began on Thanksgiving

    For some, Black Friday shopping began on Thanksgiving
    Anna Szuba of Pasadena shopped on Thanksgiving last year -- two hours in line to get in the store and three hours in line to get out. No thanks, she said. This year she started around midnight Friday and worked through her gift list among much smaller...
  • Weekend preview: Holiday shopping in black and white

    Weekend preview: Holiday shopping in black and white
    The themes of Black Friday and the Snow Owl Market, its symbol the cotton-white visage of the referenced bird, could not be more stark. Black Friday, of course, is a military strike executed by jackbooted thugs high on the smell of coupons and the...
  • Writers and writers at Books and Books

    Writers and writers at Books and Books
    A movement started by Seattle author Sherman Alexie has made its way to South Florida: Big-name authors will work in bookstores in support of Small Business Saturday. Dave Barry and nine others will be at the Coral Gables Books and Books (265 Aragon...