Why Small Businesses Matter
Shop small, do big things for your community
Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!
You're IT Academy Books And Records!
Four questions with Mike Roer, founder of Academy Books And Records.
Why did you start your business?
Ideas and music matter and should be accessible. We are a living library and museum where the artifacts are for sale. People donate or sell us items to share as well. Our products include Collectible and New Books, Records, CDs, Baseball cards, Games, Ephemera.
What is your best-selling product/service?
Pre-loved books and records and touchstones of our collective experience and culture.
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
Housatonic Community College, the University of Bridgeport, and Fairfield University to inform student entrepreneurs that they now have an outlet for their new business concepts.
Have you "reimagined" your small business?
We have set aside a portion of the store to showcase the products and services of local startups. Products include apparel, handbags, hats, shampoo, and cookies. To facilitate relaxing we have also added tables, chairs, coffee, juice, and snacks.
So give your mind a vacation, pick a platter to play, and a book or periodical to peruse -- from the 1700s to today.
We are now open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (11 am to 5 pm Fri and Sat; 11 am to 3 pm Sunday).
HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!