Coffee and Books in Corte Madera


I had coffee today with @SFDoug (you know the guy that reminds many of us of the book Where’s Waldo – for those of you that know of him on Twitter or FourSquare) at the Book Passage in Corte Madera.

The Book Passage is one of my favorite places to meet with people. Besides being a wonderful resource to the community as an independently owned bookstore; the Book Passage has an awesome cafe.

The Book Passage hosts tons of author events, writing conferences, classes and workshops. Marin County (and San Francisco) are very fortunate to have the Book Passage.

Why does it matter to me that the Book Passage an independently owned book store?

Indie Bound does a good job explaining:

Why shop Indie?

When you shop at an independently owned business, your entire community benefits:

The Economy

  • Spend $100 at a local and $68 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43.
  • Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
  • More of your taxes are reinvested in your community–where they belong.

The Environment

  • Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint.
  • Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money to beautify your community.

The Community

  • Local retailers are your friends and neighbors—support them and they’ll support you.
  • Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains.
  • More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.

Now is the time to stand up and join your fellow individuals in the IndieBound mission supporting local businesses and celebrating independents.

IndieBound supports Independent Business Alliances around the country. To find an alliance near you, visit AMIBA or BALLE.

The Book Passage in Marin is located at:

51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925

They are also on Twitter! Follow them @BookPassage

The Book Passage in San Francisco is just a ferry ride away from Marin! It’s located in the beautiful San Francisco ferry building.

1 Ferry Building, #42
San Francisco, CA 94111

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