“It’s been really steady from the moment we opened our doors,” said co-owner Jill Sevy. “Each year has gotten busier and busier.”
The first 50 customers were handed $5 gift cards. Buskers and DJs kept customers entertained in the afternoon and people could enter their name and win prizes, Sevy said.
Rediscovered Books also saw its fair share of holiday shoppers.
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Bruce DeLaney, co-owner of the bookstore, said Saturday evening he hadn’t even had a chance to see how many customers came through.
“I have not been able to slow down long enough to check,” he said. “Which is a good sign.”
Rediscovered Books brought in three local authors — Al Heathcock, A.K. Turner and Cynthia Hand — to lead activities and help shoppers.
They also used a wheel of prizes to give back to charitable customers who donated to Operation Wish Book or Silver Sage Sock Drive.
DeLaney said he was not surprised Boiseans turned out for their holiday shopping this weekend.
“Boise has been great at supporting small business,” he said.