Thursday, June 23, 2016
Localism, It Works
Localism is the movement where consumers buy local. Like many movements, it can be hard to see just how it works, but I observed an example in the bookstore yesterday. Zack, one of our long time customers came in on his break from Grubby's Games, local game store. He bought a Harry Potter Watch from the store last week. He had just come from Dunkin Doughnuts(which has a local owner) where he told us that he had just tipped a boy who was working. That boy's mother works there, and he was earning some summer spending money. That boy came in and bought one of my Ninja Raccoon books, supporting a local writer. Buying local, it keeps the local economy strong.