A few years ago, I put my name on a list in case an independent bookstore wanted help on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I had completely forgotten about it until this year when Emily Stearns from our bookstore here in Rockingham County emailed me and asked me to be a part of her Indies First celebration.
For those of you outside the U.S., Indies First is a time to recognize the wonderful impact independent retailers have on our communities. It's generally celebrated after our notorious Black Friday sales events. Whereas Black Friday is an impersonal horror show, Indies First is a much more intimate event that makes shopping fun again.Read More