Small Business Saturday November 30!

Small Business Saturday at Bookends & Beginnings is always a time to celebrate our own community with festive events and author appearances. Locally-owned businesses generate substantially more economic benefit to the local economy than chain or online businesses!

Holiday Shopping!

Check out the online GLIBA Holiday Catalog!

Somehow November has rolled around again, and we're fattening the store up for the holiday shopping season, which begins very late this year, on Small Business Saturday, November 30. Small Business Saturday at Bookends & Beginnings is always a time to celebrate our community with festive events and author appearances. We want to affirm the principle that locally-owned businesses generate substantially more economic benefit to the local economy than chain or online businesses. The widely cited Andersonville Study of Retail Economics found that for every $100 in consumer spending with a local firm, $68 remained in the Chicago economy, but for every $100 spent with a chain firm, only $43 remained local. It makes a HUGE difference to us, to our fellow Chicago-area indie stores, and to our regional economy, when you shop local for the holidays!

This year's catalog includes artwork from Kwame Alexander's "How to Read a Book"!      

Indie Next List

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Indie Bestsellers

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