Gathering and Giving Thanks

Isn't November Wonderful?

Gratitude, appreciation, and warm thoughts are the goals for the grand mealtime gathering this week. Surely, there are a lot of things - and people, and food, and books, and communities - to be thankful for all year long. This Thursday is just a reminder covered in delicious traditions and friendly embraces.

Below are some of our own reminders, and ideas for your own gatherings, that make us think of gratitude!

(Psst. If you are at all thankful for your local bookstore, take special note of the first event below. Showing your gratitude - with a hashtag! - could win you even more things to be thankful for!)

Indies First

Saturday, Nov. 25th, 9am-6pm

332 Stockbridge Road

Great Barrington, MA

Indies First, held on Small Business Saturday (Nov. 25), brings together authors, readers, and publishers in support of independent bookstores. Authors and local celebrities volunteer at events across the country, and publishers offer special terms on books and exclusives. Indies First/Small Business Saturday is a day which is dedicated to supporting the local businesses that help communities thrive.

Spend $100 in Your Community

Do you know, on average, how much money stays in your community when you spend $100? At a locally owned business, it's $68. At a chain store, it's $48. And with major online retailers? $0.

Well, this Saturday at The Bookloft, when you spend $100, you'll get an Indies First "Eat/Sleep/Read" tote chock full of books and literary goodies! Not only will you be keeping most of your money circulating within your community, but these totes are holding about as much as they can without bursting and they're all yours, as a big THANK YOU for investing in your community!

Don't have $100 to spare right now? Don't worry, we get it - that's why there's still a way for you to get an amazing prize! We've filled a lovely "Independent Reader" tote bag with exclusive signed books and other literary merchandise. Just stop in on Saturday and drop your name into a bowl to enter the random drawing! We'll be calling the lucky winner on sunday with the good news.

Indies First Sweepstakes

Want to WIN $1,000 of books?

Use the hashtag #shopindiesfirstsweepstakes and tag us on Instagram (@thebookloftberkshires ) or Twitter (@thebookloftGB ) and YOU could win $1,000 in books, while WE could win $1,000 in books to donate to a non-profit!

See the complete sweepstakes rules here.

Gifts Ideas for Your Gatherings

And a little something for the kids... keep them entertained this weekend with some fun activity kits and books!

The Bookloft

Monday - Friday: 10am to 7pm
Saturday: 9am to 6pm
Sunday: 11am to 5pm

Closing at 5pm on Wednesday, November 22nd.

CLOSED on Thursday, November 23rd. Happy Thanksgiving!