Why Shop Here?
We know you have many choices for online book shopping, so thank you for shopping foreverbooks.net. We strive to meet the same goals in online selling as we do in our store: providing excellent customer service, offering knowledgable recommendations, and making sure your shopping and browsing experience (real or virtual) is enjoyable and easy. Now you can continue to support your local community of St. Joseph, wherever you are in the world.
For every $100 you spend at one of our local businesses, $68 will stay in the community. What happens when
you spend that same $100 at a national chain? Only $43 stays in the community.
2.You embraced what makes us unique
You wouldn’t want your house to look like everyone else’s in the U.S. So why would you want your community to look that way?
3. You created local jobs
Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
4. You helped the environment
Buying from a local business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation, less packaging, and products that you know are safe and well made, because we stand behind them.
5. You nurtured community
We know you, and you know us. Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains.
6. You conserved your tax dollars
Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money available to beautify our community. Also, spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested
where they belong—right here in your community!
7. You created more choice
We pick the items we sell based on what we know you like and want. Local businesses carry a wider array of unique products because we buy for our own individual market.
8.You took advantage of our expertise
You are our friends and neighbors, and we have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you. We’re passionate about what we do. Why not take advantage of it?
9. You invested in entrepreneurship
Creativity and entrepreneurship are what the American economy is founded upon. Nurturing local business ensures a strong community.
10.You made us a destination
The more interesting and unique we are as a community, the more we will attract new neighbors, visitors and guests. This benefits everyone!
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Forever Books is your one-stop shopping destination this holiday season: we provide complimentary gift wrapping, can arrange for shipping, and have booksellers with over 50 years of combined experience to help you chose the perfect gift.
Light up the Bluff and Window Wonderland
Friday, December 6 from 7:00-8:30 PM
Light up the Bluff will transform Lake Bluff Park on Friday, December 6, when the mayor flips the switch at dusk and a million lights twinkle on the community tree and holiday-themed displays.
Following the tree lighting, visitors can stroll downtown and enjoy Window Wonderland! Dozens of store fronts will participate in this holiday window decorating event from 7-8:30pm.
21st Annual Reindog Holiday Parade & Storytime
Saturday, December 7 at 4:00 PM
The Annual Reindog Holiday Parade features dressed-up pets and their owners in a variety of holiday garb. Be prepared to see all kinds of costumes from "Santa Bernards" to
"Reindeer Rottweilers " -- this is definitely a must-see event. The parade starts at 4:00PM, and Poppy will be participating.
After the parade, come to Forever Books for a special storytime with Poppy. The featured book will be Pig the Elf.
Toys come and go, but stories last a lifetime.
Signed books make great gifts!
Two authors sign!
Saturday, December 14th 1 - 3 PM
Laurie Keller Signs her new book, Pluto Gets the Call
Laurie Keller is the bestselling author-illustrator of many books for kids, including Do Unto Otters, Potato Pants!,The Scrambled States of America;
and the Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut chapter book mystery series.
Amy Young returns to Forever Books to join her friend Laurie Keller in signing at this event!