A bank of gray clouds beat me to the Jay Street pedestrian walkway today (November 25, 2017), for a look at Schenectady’s version of Small Business Saturday, which started out under a lovely blue sky with white cloud puffs. [See a Gazette editorial urging “Support your local businesses today“]
From the Lazare parking lot between Liberty & Franklin Streets, I snapped a shot of City Hall and then walked over to the pedestrian walkway, into the Open Door Bookstore, then walked down to State Street (which seemed rather empty), and back up Jay past City Hall, finally visiting my friend Kathy Fitzmaurice’s Katbird Shop on Liberty St. My SBSat stroll is captured in this slideshow.
. . above: [R] The Open Door Bookstore; [L] The Katbird Shop
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p.s. One benefit of a locally-owned book store, such as The Open Door, is that they are more likely to carry works by local authors or artists that not backed by an established publishing house. One example at the Open Door is Sylvie Briber’s “The Inscription in the Window“; another is my own collection of photos with haiku, “Haiga on the Mohawk“, and a set of postcards.