Obama shops at a DC indie bookstore for Small Business Saturday

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President Obama and his daughters on Saturday visited an independent Washington bookstore as the first family marked Small Business Saturday, The Washington Post reported.

The president patronized the Petworth-area shop Upshur Street Books for the first time, after three years of visiting the more-established Politics and Prose on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

{mosads}Upshur Street Books has been open for a little over a year and specializes in D.C.’s “past and present, and work from local authors from poets to politicians.”

Obama’s daughters Sasha and Malia also participated in the visit, carrying around armfuls of books.

Here is the full list of books the first family purchased, according to CNN:

— ”Purity: A Novel” by Jonathan Franzen

— “Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: A Novel” by Salman Rushdie

— “Elske: A Novel of the Kingdom” by Cynthia Voigt

— “On Fortune’s Wheel” by Cynthia Voigt

— “Jackaroo: A Novel of the Kingdom” by Cynthia Voigt

— “A Snicker of Magic” by Natalie Lloyd

— “Stargirl” by Jerry Spinelli

— “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8” by Jeff Kinney

— “Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life” by Rachel Renée Russell

Small Business Saturday is intended to encourage consumers to shop at local and independent retailers during a weekend usually reserved for large, big-box retailers offering steep discounts. President Obama is a habitual participant.

– Updated at 3:40 p.m.

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