Since 2010, Small Business Saturday has been an official day to celebrate and support the backbone of our economy: small businesses. Now, more than ever, small businesses need our support as the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on many throughout the country. When considering where to buy this holiday season we encourage you to shop small. Though there are many small business treasures throughout the northshore, we want to share our favorites with you and encourage you to visit each. We know you’ll love them!
Located in downtown Beverly, Massachusetts, this expansive bookstore showcases a wonderful selection of good reads. Owners, Meg Wasmer and Julie Karaganis, believe in the power of reading and wanted to share their love of books with others. They pride themselves on providing, “stellar customer service.” This spot is one of my personal top local picks. They have a phenomenal selection of books, children’s books, and greeting cards. They provide amazing customer service. Copper Dog Books is a fantastic addition to Beverly.
Copper Dog Books is open daily from 8AM to 7PM and offers free local delivery (5-mile radius), shipping and in-store pickup for your convenience. Not sure where to start when it comes to picking out a book or gift for someone else? Check out Meg or Julie’s top picks today.
This fair-trade organic coffee shop is located in the heart of Danvers, Massachusetts and offers a full selection of hot or cold coffee along with breakfast and lunch sandwiches, wraps and paninis. Ron raves about Kaffmandu and says, “Kaffmandu is my go-to coffee stop whenever I’m in Danvers!” Boasting flavors such as the Annapurna Express, who’s coffee beans were grown in volcanic soil, with a dark-medium smoky flavor to flavored beans that are infused with a variety of tastes, from classic hazelnut to eccentric banana foster, you are sure to find an essence that tantalises your tastebuds. Kaffmandu offers delivery via DoorDash or Clover and is open 5AM to 4PM daily.
This fashion-forward quaint boutique is a must-visit when in Salem, Massachusetts. Whether you’re looking for women’s clothing or accessories, they have it all. They call themselves, “the home of contemporary fashion,” offering looks that are a mix between chic and casual. They are expanding to include men’s clothing in the near future. Anne enjoys shopping at this boutique and says, “It just opened back in September and has already become a favorite of mine!” The best part? You can shop in-store or online for all of the latest fashion finds for this season. The boutique is open Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 6PM and on Sunday from 12PM to 5PM. Stop by and pick up a new outfit for the chilly weather ahead or as a gift for the upcoming Christmas season.
Whether you’re a Massachusetts native or a newcomer to the area, there are many local shops that you can explore and support by shopping small. We hope that you check out our favorites and share your experiences with us.