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Donna Lawrence of Fairfax shopping with help from Beth Luke, co-owner of A Thousand Stories in Herndon, as the indie bookstore celebrates its first birthday. A Thousand Stories held its Grand Opening on Small Business Saturday, 2022.

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Tale of Two Independent Bookstores

Shoppers support small business Saturday.

When one shops at a small business, it helps the local economy and the environment. Interest in indie bookstores is thriving as small businesses, according to Statista 2023. After a decline during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of independent bookstores in the United States will reach an all-time high in 2023 at 2,599, reports Statista.


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