Has anyone thanked you for the difference you make?

You ARE making a difference in your community. You're shopping at an independent, locally-owned business.

Did you know:
  • For every $100 spent in locally-owned, independent businesses, $73 is returned to the local economy. (National chains only return $43 locally.)
  • Locally-owned businesses create more local jobs.
  • Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who feel the impact of their decisions.
  • In an increasingly homogenized world, independent businesses build local character, and cater to the needs of local people rather than a national sales plan.
  • A marketplace of many small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices in the long run.

And, please, spread the word!

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Vintage Books is owned by a local Vancouver family, and has been serving our community for 35 years. With an inventory of over 200,000 books, old and new, we carry every subject imaginable. 81% of our yearly income is circulated back into Clark County, and 86% stays in the Pacific Northwest. And Vintage Books is a contributor to a number of local charitable programs. We are both proud and pleased to serve you.
Vintage Books
6613 E. Mill Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661
(360) 694-9519