Earlier this week it was Locavore, now could it be Indievore?
Whatever the correct word, this Saturday, November 17, is America Unchained Day. The American Independent Business Alliance, along with its many partners, urge communities to "unchain" themselves and shop at locally-owned independent establishments. Are you up for the challenge? Check out more info here.
Over at our local Politics & Prose, they're now selling recycled shopping bags—at cost!—for all your shopping schlepping needs. It should also be noted that Mark LaFramboise, one of their bookbuyers, was on the money with his call of Denis Johnson taking home the National Book Award for Tree of Smoke. P+P promises a good stock of all the NBA winners.
Another perk for P+P shoppers: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is offering a 25% discount to Politics & Prose customers for any performance of Current Nobody. P&P customers can access the discount by calling the Woolly box office at 202-393-3939 or by using the promotional code “NCRH” on the Woolly website. Limit of 2 tickets per person, offer subject to availability.
On the subject of locall bookstores we want to put a plug in for Candida's World of Books. We found ourselves in Candida's last weekend, after attending a performance of Shining City (spectacular) at Studio Theatre. The small welcoming store had a wonderful selection of international titles, travel books and music; we were sorry we hadn't visited earlier.
Good luck with your local indievore shopping this weekend. Drop us a note and let us know how you did.
[Contest update: Today is friday and we've officially closed our book giveaway contest. Congrats to Lesha Anderson of Indiana for winning a signed copy of Season of Gene by Dallas Hudgens. Thanks to all who entered. Don't forget to check out Friday's Five Chapters for the full Hudgens story. ]