Toadstool Bookshop employee Selinda Chiquoine in Peterborough Friday rings out Plaid Friday shoppers. Photo by MEGHAN PIERCE

By MEGHAN PIERCE

PETERBOROUGH — The Monadnock Region was a sea of plaid on Friday, a sign of support for local businesses that compete with big box stores on Plaid Friday.

Plaid Friday was the brain-child of a gallery owner on the West Coast fed up with with the Black Friday hype. Monadnock Buy Local quickly got on board and its has spread throughout the region.

A few years later, Toadstool Bookshop owner Willard Williams started his own shop local movement to answer to Cyber Monday.

If you want to learn more stop by a Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough, Keene or Milford today, get a cup of hot mulled cider and learn more. To find other participating businesses visit Monadnock Buy Local’s website.

To read my full story on Cider Monday and the economic impact of shopping local click here.