Support small businesses this holiday season

Colorado small businesses are open for the holidays.

After you gorge yourself on the black Friday sales at the big boxes, remember your local small businesses during the holiday season. Small businesses like Capitol Hill Books often offer a more eclectic selection, better customer service and even better discounts than the mall.

Our small business is ready for the holiday season

And best of all, small businesses keep our community active and vibrant. Just imagine Colfax, Highlands Square or South Broadway without the hundreds of small businesses that keep these areas so uniquely Denver.

There is actually a national trend to support “Small Business Saturday,” as a day to go out and share the love of your favorite small businesses all across the country.

So this Saturday, November 27, Capitol Hill Books is getting on the “Small Business Saturday” bandwagon and offering a 10 percent discount on used books for anyone who mentions Small Business Saturday to us. So get out there and support your local small businesses and all the holiday cheer they give to our communities.

Stuff your stockings

Our stuffing contains no carrots or breadcrumbs

Our stuffing contains no carrots or breadcrumbs .

Stuffing is not just for turkey anymore. You also have to stuff the stockings of tour friends and family members with small, inexpensive but interesting items like the ones you can find at Capitol Hill Books. We understand that it’s hard to fit a book like the “Collins’ Atlas of Archeology” in a small cotton sock, but a quippish magnet, some awesome notepads or a tin of Obama mints can easily fit in almost any type of foot covering.

A cool gift is in the cards if you play them right and put them all out on the table

A cool gift is in the cards if you play them right and put them all out on the table

Sometimes your own words are the best way to express your appreciation for a loved one. We have both blank cards and cards with messages in them to intrigue and inspire. All of them come with envelopes and have interesting designs that are a lot different than the typical cards found at drug stores.

Be a thoughtful gift giver by making someone a glad recipient of a Capitol Hill Books gift certificate.

Be a thoughtful gift giver by making someone a glad recipient of a Capitol Hill Books' gift certificate.

Though it’s easy to spend hours browsing in Capitol Hill Books for the perfect holiday gift, we understand if you can’t remember if your sister likes Edward Abbey or Edwin Abbott. Let your loved ones make their own choices by giving them a spectacular gift certificate for their favorite used book store. You can make out gift certificates for any amount and your loved ones can use it to buy anything in the store including books, cards, magnets or whatever they want (well maybe not our bookshelves). And since our books are usually inexpensive, gift certificates go much further here than they would at a new bookstore.

So forget the long-lines at the mall and come to Capitol Hill Books for all your holiday shopping. Not only do we have books for almost every interest, but we also have those small items perfect for the office gift exchange or filling up your favorite argyle.