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President, daughters note 'Small Business Saturday'

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President Obama and his daughters went shopping at an independent bookstore in Arlington on “Small Business Saturday,” the annual marketing event aimed at promoting mom-and-pop shops across the country.

According to press reports, the president picked up 15 children’s books in about 20 minutes – he reportedly had his shopping list on a Blackberry – at One More Page Books, owned by Eileen McGervey.

The president later tweeted the following: “My family & I started our holiday shopping at a local bookstore on #SmallBizSat. I hope you’ll join & shop small this holiday season. -bo.”

The president signs his Twitter messages “-bo.”

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David Eldridge

David Eldridge

David Eldridge joined The Washington Times in 1999 and over the next seven years helped lead the paper's coverage of regional politics and government, Sept. 11, and the sniper attacks of 2002. In 2006, he was named managing editor of the paper's website. He came to The Times from the Telegraph in North Platte, Neb., where he served as executive ...

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