Small Business Saturday: Shop Local

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The holiday season is in full swing and with that comes holiday shopping. We all love the ease of an Amazon purchase in our sweatpants, but what makes our communities tick are the small mom-and-pop stores that locals run. These local stores are more likely to give back to the community. It’s been estimated that 48% of your purchase dollars go back into the community as opposed to the 14% of big box stores. PLUS the local shops have unique items that are so different than larger chains. From cooler toys to unique clothes, amazing homewares to FABULOUS books (obvi), these stores have something for everyone. Got a hard to please Secret Santa? Head to a local store where the salespeople offer great gifting suggestions for everyone. Shopping Local is important. Small Business Saturday is important – so we’ve rounded up the best deals on local stores for this coming season. We hope you find some holiday deals that make you close those shopping apps and head into a local haunt. We promise you won’t regret it!

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Main Point Books

We love Main Point books.  It is a real reader’s space with a ton of books, great staff, and places to sit and get comfy.  There will be authors coming in all day, a free book with a purchase, and goodies for kids.

If you are not signed up for the Main Point Books newsletter, sign up in store on Saturday, mention Beyond the Bookends, and receive a special coupon”.

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Children’s Book World

On Small Business Saturday we are part of Indie’s First which is a campaign by the American Booksellers Association.  The ABA started an initiative a few years ago to get authors to help out in their local bookstores- they do everything from recommend books, to sell books and even wrap books (and of course sign their books!).  We are fortunate to have Amy Ignatow (Popularity Papers, The Odds Series) come and help us on that Saturday.  She will be here from 11-3.

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Pun’s Toy Shop

I absolutely love the owner of this store, Paulette.  She is my game guru and always has some great recommendations for my family.  Stop into the store this weekend to receive $10 off EVERY $100 you spend!!!!

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Pucci Manuli

This is an amazing family concept store.  There is something for everyone from books to adult and children’s toys.  Everything in this store is unique and beautiful.  They will be having special gift-with-purchase on Friday and Saturday.  If you have never been in this store, it is truly a gem!

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Lucky Duck Toys

We are so glad that Lucky Duck is back!!!  If you haven’t been to the new store, stop in this Saturday to get a coupon for $20 off a $100 purchase.  All you have to do is sign up for their mailing list and tell them we sent you.

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My Kids Korner

This store is a little girl’s dream come true- not to mention the great stuff they have for moms.  They have a great section of PJ’s as well as a few things for boys.  Check out their Instagram this week for great surprises this weekend.


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This is an amazing clothing store.  This Saturday you can receive up to 50% off a nice selection of fall merchandise! Plus there is a super fun arcade style crane machine: everyone plays with every purchase! Prizes include: $1000 Skirt gift card, $500 skirt gift card, jeans, cashmere sweaters, jewelry, and more. Every player wins!

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Black Friday they are doing a spin the dice, roll the dice and depending on what you roll you will get a discount. Follow them on Instagram for an update on what they will be doing Saturday too!

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