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Why Shop at Prologue Bookshop?


Why Shop at Prologue?

At Prologue Bookshop, we value the power of reading and literature, and the connections that come with being a local bookstore in a global world. We’re proud to be local and independent, and we’re glad that you’re choosing to shop local with us today.

When you shop at an independently-owned business, your entire community benefits:

  • Spend $100 at a local bookstore and $68 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43.

  • Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.

  • More of your taxes are reinvested in your community–where they belong.

  • Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint.

  • Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money to beautify your community.

  • Local retailers are your friends and neighbors—support them and they’ll support you.

  • Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains.

  • More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.

Thanks to for this list of the ways that shopping locally benefits your community!