eat. sleep. read. shop local.
In these days of national chains that repeat themselves on every corner, the Mountains & PlainsIndependent Booksellers Association invites you to shop with one of our 200 independent, locally-ownedbookstores. When you shop at an independently-owned business, your entire community benefits:
• Spend $100 with a local independent store and $68 of that stays in your community.• Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43.• Local businesses create higher-paying jobs.• More of your tax dollars 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.
For more information and to find an MPIBA member store near you in Arizona,
Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota,Texas, Utah, and Wyoming, visit our website:
All titles may not be available in all stores; however, your independent bookseller will gladly special order for you.
All prices in the Catalog are subject to change.
The “dandelion” art above indicates that the author, illustrator, or editor lives in the Mountains & Plains region.
Catalog design by Kathy Keel of Keel Associates Advertising.
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19 Old Town Square, Suite 238Fort Collins, CO 80524
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