We are passionate about books at Eagle Harbor, just as we are passionate about authors and our customers. But what about our customers? We decided to ask them why they love books, and why independent bookstores matter.
And they gave us some great answers!
Our query was timely. A recent survey on Bainbridge Island by a national economic analysis consultant group found that our local businesses return 39.8 percent of all their revenue to the local economy. By comparison, four national chain retailers, including a major bookstore, in nearby Silverdale recirculate only an average of 13.6 percent within their local market areas.