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America Unchained Day – November 22

aunchainedThe choice of where you spend your money makes a big difference to your community. Spending your money with locally-owned independent businesses puts it to work directly helping your local economy. By using goods and services of other locally-owned independent businesses– money is re-circulating locally – in your community – about 3.5 times longer than if you spend it at a chain store. This creates greater community health and prosperity.

Imagine the impact on your community if everyone shopped at locally owned independent businesses. You can stop imagining and help make it a reality:

On November 22, communities around America will be urged to “unchain” for just that one day-to maximize the impact of their dollars and inject potentially millions more into the local economy through joining other residents to do their shopping, dining out and other business only with locally-owned independent businesses.

Several IBNYC stores will be celebrating America Unchained in a variety of ways. Here are a few events we already know about; stay tuned for more announcements next week:

Bauman Rare Books will hold an Open House Introduction to Rare Book Collecting from 11 am – 2 pm at its 535 Madison Avenue gallery. Booksellers will be on hand to talk with and answer such questions as “What makes a book rare?”, “How do you identify a first edition?”, and How do you begin to collect?” Complimentary copies of Bauman Rare Books’ guide to book collecting, Rare Finds, will be available, as will several of its other catalogs and informational brochures.

Book Culture will host a holiday showcase from 2-4 pm with representatives from Random House, who will talk about the new releases they are most excited about. Select “spotlight” titles will be discounted for one day only.

Housing Works will offer a 10% discount on all books, music and movies for the entire day.

PowerHouse Arena will host a signing with Jessica Lange for her new book, 50 Photographs, from 4-5:30 pm. 50 Photographs gathers Lange’s impressive portfolio, featuring images from Mexico, Africa, Romania, Russia, Finland, Italy, and France as well as the U.S., into her first-ever photography monograph.


Written by ibnyc

November 12, 2008 at 5:08 pm

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  1. Never heard of “America Unchained.” Is this an effort organized by booksellers?


    November 12, 2008 at 7:03 pm

  2. For more information about the nationwide “America Unchained” movement organized by AMIBA, see their website:

    AMIBA is the American Independent Business Alliance and IBNYC is affiliated with this group.


    November 12, 2008 at 7:23 pm

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