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Shop Local in Champaign County: Buying for a Bookworm

December 1, 2020

Whether it's a bit more time indoors or a day off from work, reading and winter go together splendidly. In fact, books are one of the most popular gifts because of their ability to highlight someone's interests and help them learn, escape, or simply enjoy themselves in a productive manner. Nearly 50% of Americans gift someone in their lives a book each year, and there's a good chance you have a bookworm on your shopping list. Well, with a great collection of local bookstores in the greater Champaign County area, you're in luck! 

Book stores in champaign county

Whether you're buying for a young reader, a seasoned wordsmith or someone who can't even read yet, shopping for books in Champaign County is easy.

Three stories of adventures and timeless classics exist at the Jane Addams Bookshop in downtown Champaign. A staple of the downtown Champaign shopping scene, Jane Addams offers amazing assortments of books, magazines, and more across all genres of reading. They also have quite a few postcards, greeting cards, gift ideas, and more. It's nearly impossible to walk out of Jane Addams without something in your hand!

In Monticello, Hartfield Book Company is specially curated to carry new books, unique, high-quality, book-related products and gifts, and a sure-fire way to please the bookworm in your life this holiday season. This holiday season, Hartfield launched a dedicated Holiday Shopping page to help make safe shopping a breeze. From private shopping sessions to online catalogs, Hartfield has you covered!

For vintage lovers and the philanthropic, Orphans Treasure Box doesn’t just stock some amazing secondhand finds, but also provides all proceeds to vulnerable kids and families in our area. From now through December 12, the shopping code "THANKFUL" gets you free shipping if your pre-tax total is over $10 and 25% off! How's that for a holiday bargain?

If you have a friend who can’t stop watching Marvel movies in anticipation of the next wave of superhero epics, be sure to gift them something from G-Mart Comic Books to hold them over! Don’t worry DC and Image Comic fans – they’ve got you covered too, plus lots of indies and one-offs worth checking out!

Thanks to options in-store and online, buying books this holiday season is a breeze. Be sure to check out our full Shop Local 2020 guide and remember shopping small matters a lot to your local businesses, neighbors, and community!

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