WHY SHOP LOCAL?

By Shopping at San Marino Toy & Book Shoppe

  • You keep dollars in our economy. For every $100 spent at a local business, approximately $52 stays in the community.

  • You embrace what makes us unique. Local shops diversify the landscape of communities.

  • You create jobs. Local businesses create jobs for friends and neighbors.

  • You help the environment. Buying local conserves energy and resources due to less transportation fuel and less packaging.

  • You nurture community. We know you and you know us. Studies show that local businesses support community causes at more than twice the rate of chains and online retailers.

  • You conserve tax dollars. Shopping at a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance and more money available to beautify our community. Spending locally also ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested in your own community.

  • You create more choice. Local businesses carry small and unique brands and products based on what the community likes and wants.

  • You take advantage of our expertise. You are our friends and neighbors and we have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you. We’re passionate about what we do – take advantage of it!

  • You invest in entrepreneurship. Creativity and entrepreneurship are what the American economy was founded upon. Nurturing local businesses continues that tradition.

  • You make us a destination. The more interesting and unique we are as a community, the more we attract new neighbors, visitors and guests.

- A cooperative message from San Marino Toy & Book Shoppe and Indie Bound