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 indiebound.org for this list of the ways that shopping locally benefits your community!