Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Small Business Saturday

Thanks to American Express for sponsoring my writing today about small businesses. American Express is presenting Small Business Saturday, a way to honor the local merchants who are the backbone of the economy, this Saturday, November 27. They're offering statement credits to people who shop at small businesses, advertising for small-business owners, and donations to Girls Inc. for "Likes" of the Small Business Saturday page on Facebook. Join the celebration by clicking the "Like" button and then visiting the Facebook page to learn more about the program and read the terms and conditions that apply.

I'm sure you're familiar with the big-box bookstores like Barnes & Noble and Borders, right?

Well, here in New England, my absolute favorite bookstore is Tatnuck.  It's an independent bookseller with an atmosphere of familiarity and coziness. 
I can't even tell you the number of times I head to Tatnuck on my lunch hour to just decompress.  To browse, to wander, to get utterly lost in that new book smell.

(I swear I missed my calling as a librarian.)

And it doesn't hurt that they have an awesome cafe:

...and comfy, cozy furniture for lounging.

(Unfortunately there was no roaring fire in the fireplace on this day.)

The childrens' section in Tatnuck is stellar and the way they have it organized leaves the consumer feeling confident to find what they are looking for without any doubt.

At Tatnuck, the childrens' section is divided into "Early Reader," "Middle Reader," "Advanced Reader" and "Series".  Me likey.

(I hatehatehate going to the big box bookstores and feeling foolish because I can't find something that seems so obvious.)

Shopping at Tatnuck just seem so much more intimate to me.  Less generic.  Less sterile.

And I love the fact that I'm supporting a local business with my purchases.

Small Business Saturday
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