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Reader: Shop local, buy local, read local

Susan Froyd rounded up some of the season's best homegrown shopping opportunities in her

"Buy Local Week" post

, prompting this from Marie (yes, one of the local artists whose creations Froyd singles out):

Bravo! Thanks for supporting the little guys Susan!! We love you!!

I love the way you put it: "They've learned that buying something original doesn't have to burn a hole in your pocket, and that these kinds of presents signal a return to the kind of giving that's much like looking someone in the eye and telling someone that you care about them. No gift-wrapped giant-screen TV will ever do that for you."

Now, get out there and get shopping! Many of the markets that Susan Froyd mentions here are open today or this weekend.

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