Thank you for supporting us.
We know that sometimes you can find a book online or at a big box store for less, but instead you chose to spend your money with us. Thank you!
Here’s what your support did/does:
1. You kept dollars in our economy
For every $100 you spend at one of our local businesses, $68 will stay in the community. What happens when you spend that same $100 at a national chain? Only $43 stays in the community.
2. You embraced what makes us unique
You wouldn’t want your house to look like everyone else’s in the U.S. So why would you want Mobile to look that way? Your support helps keep Mobile Funky!
3. You created local jobs
Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
4. You helped the environment
Buying from a local business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation and less packaging.
5. You nurtured community
We know you, and you know us. Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains. We are often approached by local charities and your support means we’re able to donate to good causes that help people you may know.
6. You conserved your tax dollars
Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money available to beautify our community. Also, spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong–right here in your community!
7. You created more choice
We pick the books and gifts we sell based on what we know you like and want. Local businesses carry a wider array of unique products because we buy for our own individual market.
8. You took advantage of our expertise
You are our friends and neighbors, and we have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you. We’re passionate about what we do. Why not take advantage of it? We work hard to organize the store to make it easier for you to find a book that might interest you–spending your money with us rewards that hard work and the expertise of our staff.
9. You invested in entrepreneurship
Creativity and entrepreneurship are what the American economy is founded upon. Nurturing local business ensures a strong community.
10. You made us a destination
The more interesting and unique we are as a community, the more we will attract new neighbors, visitors and guests. This benefits everyone in Mobile!
11. You supported local authors
We aim to nurture and support both published and unpublished authors in Mobile through our writing programs, the writer’s room, the selection of writing craft books, and the shelf space for them to be discovered. Big chain and online stores do not provide this kind of support.
12. You supported having a space for book lovers
Bookstores allow people the joy of discovery that can’t be replicated online. Nothing makes the owner smile bigger than seeing children jump up and down upon seeing their favorite series/book on a shelf. Or when someone sees that one book they’ve always been searching for. Plus, we provide a free space for book lovers to hold book clubs, and the like.