In support of Small Business Saturday, the president today treated his kids to an armful of items from Dupont Circle’s gay-friendly Kramer Books. Part of the bookstore is a brunch spot packed with gay men on most weekends.
The retail industry is encouraging shoppers to patronize mom-and-pop businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It’s a counterpoint to Black Friday and the sales and special deals offered by department stores and other large retailers. The Obamas walked out with a selection of books including “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever” and “Descent into Chaos: The U.S. and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia.”