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Why Shop Indie?


When you shop at Rainy Day Books, an independently owned business, your entire community benefits:

The Economy

  • Spend $100 at a local business and $68 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43. Spend online and your community sees nothing.
  • Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
  • More of your taxes are reinvested in your community--where they belong.

The Environment

  • 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.

The 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.

Now is the time to stand up and join your fellow individuals in the IndieBound mission supporting local businesses and celebrating independents.

Rainy Day Books and IndieBound support Independent Business Alliances around the country. To find an alliance near you, visit AMIBA or BALLE.

Learn more about IndieBound



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Store Info

We are OPEN Mondays through Fridays from 10 AM to 6 PM, Saturdays from 10 AM to 5 PM.  We are away on Sundays and some Holidays with our families and friends, when we read and rest!

Rainy Day Books is located in The Fairway Shops on the Northwest corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway (56 Highway) and Belinder Road.  Our Street Address is 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas (KS) 66205-1705 USA

Phone:  913-384-3126