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Saturday Is Small Business Saturday

Circle City Books & Music, Pittsboro

Saturday, November 30, is “Small Business Saturday,” a great time to remember your independent bookstores and small presses (and authors!) as you hunt for gifts for your loved ones.

Small Business Saturday is held annually following Black Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving, considered one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

American Express established Small Business Saturday in 2010 to give “small businesses and brick-and-mortar stores across the country a special boost.” The staunchly local holiday deliberately falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, when a lot of great deals are available online.

Interested in pitching in for your small businesses? Click here.

To get started, the North Carolina Writers’ Network offers a list of North Carolina-based non-profit literary organizations, including publishers, here.

Authors ’round the South offers a list of all indie bookstores, by state, here.

Poets & Writers magazine allows users to search for publishers by state. For a list of small presses based in North Carolina, click here.

And happy shopping!