Booksellers Sing Song Reminding Readers To Buy Local

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By Jason Boog Comment

During the holiday season, St. Paul bookstore Common Good Books released a short music video urging readers to shop at their local bookstore instead of Amazon (video embedded above).

Author and A Prairie Home Companion host writer Garrison Keillor founded the bookstore in 2006.

When the bookstore moved to a larger location, Keillor told the Star Tribune why he started the shop: “I feel like I’m opening a typewriter repair shop, or a store that sells 100 different kinds of carbon paper. But who cares? If you’re an author and you grew up in the stacks of the Anoka Public Library, you owe it to people to try one more time.”

If you want to support your local bookstore, check out our Best Indie Bookstores on Twitter list and our Best Bookstores on Tumblr list. If you only read digital books, you can explore our How to Buy eBooks from an Indie Bookstore post. (Link via omcw)

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this post incorrectly identified the bookstore’s name.