Why Small Biz Saturday and 2020 holiday season could ‘make or break’ local NYC stores amid pandemic

Brooklyn bookseller Kalima DeSuze wants to be clear – she’s not anti-Amazon as much as she’s pro-keeping independent retailers alive amid a nasty pandemic that’s shut down much of the world’s economy.

So this Small Business Saturday, the owner of Cafe con Libros in Crown Heights is asking everyone “to be more intentional” with their discretionary spending.

“Of course Amazon can get you your book in the next eight hours, but books are not necessities like toilet paper or baby food. Do you really need it that fast?” she asked.

Kalima DeSuze, 41, owner of Cafe con Libros in Crown Heights. (Luiz C. Ribeiro/for New York Daily News) Brooklyn bookseller Kalima DeSuze wants to be clear – she’s not anti-Amazon as much as she’s pro-keeping independent retailers alive amid a nasty pandemic that’s shut down much of the world’s […]

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