Friday, November 28, 2014

Small Business Saturday

 
 photo by John Sandel  

Small Business Saturday, held every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, is sponsored by American Express. But you don't have to use a credit card to take part. You can shop at your favorite local independent businesses all year 'round and make a difference in your community with every dollar you spend.

Do I have to tell you this? I don't have to tell you this. You know this.

I'll be participating in this year's Small Biz Sat. at the Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse. Mostly I'll be in the Bookstore part unless I need a snack.

Come by 1010 Foothill Blvd. in La Canada from 2-4 pm and say hi. I'll sign your copy of Act As If. If 2-4 pm isn't convenient don't worry, the books, gifts, decorations and treats will be there all day.

Print copies of Act As If are currently not available anywhere else! This is an exclusive Flintridge event, so come on down.

I probably shouldn't mention that Wilma is a small business expert.



11 comments:

William Kendall said...

She probably asks a reasonable wage for her services. Dog biscuits and belly rubs. Have fun tomorrow!

Petrea Burchard said...

William, she requires food, water, love, and two walks a day. It's a small price to pay for her expertise.

Oh—and vet bills.

Bellis said...

Poor Wilma can't work out why John's standing on a chair. Glad she's the new marketing assistant for Boz Books. Good luck tomorrow!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

There has to be something very satisfying about opening a box and seeing it stacked with your work. Very Cool. Good luck to all in attendance at the 'small business' gathering.

Petrea Burchard said...

Bellis, I'm looking at the photo and I think John might not have been standing on a chair, but the books were. I'll have to ask him.

PA, it's very satisfying. I imagine you feel something similar when you complete an artwork you feel good about.

Katie said...

Congrats on Act As If! Wish I could stop by Flintridge today to pick up a copy. I'll keep an eye out for your launch-launch (or lunch-launch if I'll be in LA). Have a fun day, and thanks for the reminder to shop locally today, which I'll definitely do.

Petrea Burchard said...

Hi Katie! Thank you. Pay in cash and you're really keeping it local!

Ms M said...

Wilma looks to be quite the expert! I hope Small Business Saturday went well for you (and Wilma).

Petrea Burchard said...

Thank you, Ms M. We had a fantastic turnout and sales were sky high.

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

This photo made me smile. I imagine Wilma during her evening reading hour..
Congratulations on Act As If. I wish I could be there, I am sure it was great Saturday.

Petrea Burchard said...

Irina, as you may guess, Wilma's not a big reader. But shy likes sharing the den with her pack when we read.