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Why Shop Indie?

When you shop at an independently owned business, your entire community benefits:

The Economy

  • Spend $100 at a local 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 for our neighbors.
  • More of your taxes are reinvested in your community - where they belong.


The Environment

  • 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.


The 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.

 

 


About Us

 

The bookstore is open! Curbside pickup is also still available.

 

Hello Friends of Excelsior Bay Books:  

We are open for browsing! The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10-6.

We are also available for phone or on-line orders.  Curbside pickup is still an option.  

Thanks for your patronage.

NOTE: If you want to place an online order, you first need an account.  Click Login and choose Create an Account.   Once you set up an account, you can login, select books, place them in the cart, and place your orders!