Every dollar spent within Oklahoma corporations sustains the household budget. Gifts can be bought with money.
Caitlin Moore, owner of Pear Books & Plants, a newly opened bookstore in Midtown Oklahoma City, said:
Someone can help a neighbor like Moore by choosing where to buy that gift.
“Giving someone knowledge or adventure is always a good gift,” said Moore. “This is the best. I love it.”
Holidays can prove difficult for local businesses, especially when it comes to weekends. Oklahoma grocer Urban Agrarian posted some helpful tips for shopping locally. Order directly from an online store or buy a gift card for someone.
“I enjoy helping my local community just to leave money for the community,” said Ruben Pecina, who was shopping in Midtown Wednesday afternoon.
Shopping locally may support someone starting a business for the first time. Reading was a central theme in Moore’s life and career.
“It’s quite a change from teaching,” said Moore.
After turning the pages of education, she opened a knowledge-filled space in November.
“I was determined to do it,” said Moore.
She is honest about why.
“We don’t overlook the incredible stress we place on our teachers,” said Moore.
The pandemic has overshadowed Moore’s passion.
“That’s how I got here,” said Moore.
To find happiness again, she had to leave someone behind.
“I miss you [students] A lot,” Moore said.
A new chapter begins now.
“The grass on the other side isn’t always greener, but it can be greener,” said Moore. “Now my lawn is really, really green.”
A journey that takes her through her door to a customer supporting a neighbor.