Small Business Saturday started in 2010 by American Express to help promote small businesses during the holiday season, as a counter to the shopping traditions of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Officially recognized by the U.S. Senate in 2011, Small Business Saturday has been growing in popularity, and, with over 28 million small businesses making up over 50% of sales in the United States, that’s a good thing.
Our marketplace here in the landmark Ferry Building is full of small businesses so of course we celebrate this shopping holiday. And at Book Passage, beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday November 26, Shop Small representatives will be distributing free bags. The “baking booksellers” of Book Passage will provide their traditional cookies, and welcome an all-kids’ authors lineup:
Elisa Kleven, at 10 (The Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy)
Marissa Moss, at 11 (Mira’s Diary)
Katrina Goldsaito, at noon (The Sound of Silence)
Mac Barnett, at 1pm (How This Book Was Made and others)
Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl, at 2 (Rad Women Worldwide)