Tuesday, June 16, 2009

IndieBound Declaration

"When in the course of humanevents it becomes necessary for individuals to denounce the corporate bands which threaten to homogenize our cities and our souls, we must celebrate the powers that make us unique and declare the causes which compel us to remain independant.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all stores are not created equal, that some are endowed by their owners, their staff, and their communities with certain incomparable heights, that among these are Personality, Purpose and Passion. The history of the present indies is a history of experiences and excitement, which we will continue to establish as we set our sights on a more unconstrained state. To prove this, let's bring each other along and submit our own experiences to an unchained world.

We, therefore, the Kindred Spirits of IndieBound, in the name of our convictions, do publish and declare that these united minds are, and darn well ought ot be, Free Thinkers and Independant Souls. That we are linked by the passions that differentiate us. That we seek out soul mates to share our excitement. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the strength of our identities, we respectively and mutually pledge to lead the way as we declare that we are IndieBound!!"

This Declaration is part of what makes our bookstore so special. We here at Old Firehouse Books firmly believe this declaration is true. We want to stand tall and pledge our support of the local movement. The support of local businesses and companies helps us to not be part of the homogenization of American cities, it also keeps our local economy strong. Let's strive to be different in everything we do. Let us support the small business owners who go out of their way to provide customer support, who find unique and wonderful things to sell and do, who will take time to talk and give opinions on what they know and love. Let us help keep our town awesome and full of variety.

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