Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Stay Local ya'll

From the Stay Local website:

Join Stay Local! on Saturday, November 22 and help inject $1.8 million* into New Orleans through shopping & dining only locally-owned! Thousands of other conscientious shoppers across the country will be unchaining themselves right along with you.

Your choice of where to spend your money has an impact on New Orleans' public services, its schools, its character, and its eco-friendliness.

Studies demonstrate that dollars spent at locally-owned independent businesses generate three times more economic activity in our community than dollars spent at chains. Gambit Weekly has jumped on the Local First train and is urging readers to stay local with their holiday spending, too, with a special promotion for those who pledge to shop local.

BUSINESS OWNERS: Use November 22 to show how local businesses give back to their community in diverse, creative ways. Donate a percentage of the day's sales to your favorite charity, or give a discount to shoppers as a way to thank them for staying local this holiday season. Check out the exciting community events La Divina Gelateria and Mat & Naddie's have already planned for November 22.

N.O. Surf Shop is taking it one step further: between now and the end of the year, mention the "Stay Local! discount" before you make your purchase and get 5% off all regularly priced items.Let us know what you plan to do on November 22, and we'll spread the word. Email Katie Jacobowski at kjacobow@tulane.edu or call 504-232-7821.

Blue Cypress Books is thinking it through and will post tomorrow on our special!

*Conservative estimate based on November 2007 sales tax figures for Orleans Parish.


Kitt Smith said...

Looking for the following used books - prefer hardcover.
Author: Harriett Learner
Dance of Anger
Dance of Intimacy
Dance of Deception

Author: Allan Chinen
Once Upon a Mid-Life

Author: Mark Helprin
A winter's Tale

Emmy said...

Hey Liz,

Sorry to post this here, but I wanted to let you know that I still want that "scary stories for fearless kids" book unless you've already sold it (I understand). And am wondering if you have a nice copy of Paul Auster's Red Notebook for a gift.