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In an effort to protect the health and safety of our customers and our employees, Durham Book Exchange is adhering to the COVID-19 social distancing protocol. We are currently closed to in-store customer sales and buyback. We have a limited number of employees working in the store to process on-line web orders and answer telephone and email inquiries in a timely manner.

Why Shop Indie?

Thank you for supporting your locally owned and independently operated off-campus store! 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 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. Info from indiebound.org