When you shop at Rainy Day Books, an independently owned business, your entire community benefits:
- 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.
- 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.
Now is the time to stand up and support local businesses and celebrate independents.