Today is Small Business Saturday!

Today - the day after Black Friday - is Small Business Saturday. After yesterday's big box store madness, today people are encouraged to visit and support locally-owned businesses. We're excited to be participating in this for the first time, and so have concocted a few ways to celebrate the occasion. Come down to the District and join in the fun!

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In no particular order, here's what's going on:

1.   Hardback sale. Yes, you read that right. We'll be offering huge discounts on scores and scores of hardback fiction and nonfiction titles. They'll be on the front table. Grab 'em while stocks last. 

2.   Massive Drawing. We have put together a fantastic collection of brand new books (and a couple of non-book items, too) into one of our fancy Skylark tote bags. There's something for everyone - including a beautiful hardback copy of THE POET X by Elizabeth Acevedo, the just-announced winner of the National Book Award for Young People's literature. The total value of all these goodies is well over $200.00 - and at the end of the day we'll be giving it away to one lucky customer. Every $50 you spend today will buy you one raffle ticket in the drawing.

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3.   Ice Cream. Because it's November, and snow is forecast for Sunday. We're teaming up with our friends down the road at Yellow Dog Bookshop to present this special offer to our lovely customers for Small Business Saturday: buy a book at Yellow Dog and a book at Skylark, and you'll receive a free token for a scoop of Columbia's best ice cream from Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream. Books and ice cream. What could be better?

All this madness is for one day only - so come and see us today on 9th Street!