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Shop Local. Support Local

By Benay Hicks December 1, 2021

The supply chain! The mall crowds! Omicron! The holidays this year seem to be surrounded by a fresh wave of panic. One solution: shop at a local bookstore! They’re cozy, they smell like paper…sometimes coffee…and they provide a sense of peace. Just what we all need during the hustle and bustle of the season.

This December, Book Harvest and Weaver Street Market have teamed up with eight local bookstores to make it easy for you to shop local and support local families. Just pop by a participating bookstore near you during the month of December shop a special selection of culturally-inclusive children’s books to donate to Book Harvest and/or keep for your home library! Some of the bookstores are even offering online shopping!

The bookstores will hang onto the books for you and Weaver Street Market will ensure they make their way to Book Harvest. You can also bring them to donate them personally at Book Harvest’s Dream Big event on January 17 at Durham Central Park.

Go to to learn more, or check out participating bookstores below:

Golden Fig Books | Durham | Shop In-Store

Golden Fig Books blends the concept of a traditional used bookstore with the curation and community focus that has powered the recent resurgence of independent bookstores. Their store inventory consists of used books, children’s books, as well as some new titles. 2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707 www.goldenfigbooks.comLearn More

Letters Bookshop | Durham | Shop In-Store

Letters Bookshop is an independent store specializing in gently used books, carefully selected new paperbacks and hardcovers, as well as a children's section stocked with new and used books. 116 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701 www.lettersbookshop.comLearn More

Page 158 Books | Wake Forest | Shop In-Store and Online

Page 158 Books is a locally-owned community bookstore in beautiful downtown Wake Forest. They sell new books and book-related gifts, as well as host Wake Forest Lit Fest and other author events. 415 Brooks St, Wake Forest, NC 27587 www.page158books.comLearn More and Shop Online

Read With Me Books & Art | Raleigh | Shop In-Store and Online

Read With Me Books & Art is an independent bookstore, specializing in high-quality children's books and a local art gallery in downtown Raleigh. They have a thoughtful and engaging selection of contemporary, diverse, and high-quality books for all ages as well as gifts to inspire creativity. 111 E. Hargett St #110, Downtown Raleigh, NC 27601 www.readwithme.usLearn More and Shop Online

The Regulator Bookshop | Durham | Shop Online!

The Regulator Bookshop is a locally owned, independent bookstore and has been in Durham since 1976. They selling new books of all genres as well as magazines, note cards, gifts, and more! Shop our online wish list! Use the code 'weaverstreet' when checking out. 720 Ninth Street, Durham, NC 27705 www.regulatorbookshop.comLearn More and Shop Online

Rofhiwa Book Café | Durham | Shop In-Store and Online!

Rofhiwa is a black owned independent Bookcafé. They endeavor to foster a spirit of heightened engagement by curating a living, active, and affective collection of books that capture the dexterity of black writers across classic and contemporary works. Rofhiwa values accessibility, and they invite readers young and old to satisfy their curiosity, to wander and meet new titles or return to old favorites. Shop our online wish list! 406 S Driver St, Durham NC, 27703 rofhiwabooks.comLearn More and Shop Online

So & So Books | Raleigh | Shop In-Store

So & So Books is a small, independent bookstore in downtown Raleigh. They feature a thoughtfully curated selection of their favorite books in all the major genres. 719 North Person Street, Raleigh, NC 27604, US www.soandsobooks.comLearn More

Epilogue Books Chocolate Brews | Chapel Hill | Shop In-Store

Epilogue offers a community atmosphere where you can find a book while enjoying craft brews, a glass of wine, or churros and a cup of chocolate. It is a place where people can gather, whether to cultivate new ideas, learn old ones, or escape into the welcoming atmosphere that books, chocolate, and coffee all provide.

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