Supporting local bookstores

IMG_0914.JPGHowdy everyone!

Today I had the morning off, so I decided to hit up Target (not a surprise) and my local bookstore, Anderson’s Bookshop in LaGrange, IL.

Many people know about Anderson’s because it brings in a lot of cool authors for signings. The location in Naperville is the main store for signings, so I have to haul over there by 7pm on weeknights after practice/work sometimes with Kelly. Despite the ride, I am grateful that I have such a cool store in the area.

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Until Anderson’s came to LaGrange this year (maybe last, I can’t remember), I didn’t have a bookstore that was a locally run. I would always have to go to Barnes and Noble, which can be convenient because they have basically every book. What I never knew was how much family run bookstores struggle because of big companies that basically become a monopoly.

I mean, if you think about it, the only really big bookstore across the US is Barnes and Noble since Borders went out of business.

My message to all readers is that if you can go the extra mile to a local bookstore, DO IT! It is healthy for the neighborhood and they are usually great places to relax and connect with other readers. I mean, I have no idea what I would do without Anderson’s! It is my favorite place to browse and chat about books.

Thanks for listening to my nearly midnight rant!

Loads of love, N

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