Buy Nothing Day

"Walmart on Black Friday 2009" by Laurie is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Where will you be November 27th, the day after Thanksgiving, or as it’s known in the U.S., Black Friday? Waiting outside of a big box store for the perfect gift for yourself or others? Worried about adding to your credit card debt over the holidays, but feeling compelled to shop anyway? You know, you could be relaxing in your jammies at home, celebrating Buy Nothing Day. 

Buy Nothing Day is an international day of protest against over-consumerism, founded in 1992 by Canadian artist Ted Dave, and since promoted by AdBusters magazine

You can find additional resources on the anti-consumerist movement at Albertsons Library:

Shop ‘til you drop: the crisis of consumerism http://boisestate.worldcat.org/oclc/521099791
Affluenza: How overconsumption is killing us --and how we can fight back  [Ebook]   http://boisestate.worldcat.org/oclc/867050543

Or, if you’d like to spend your time relaxing with some fiction, we have a Good Reads guide to all things fresh and fascinating in literature http://guides.boisestate.edu/goodreads. However you choose to celebrate your Thanksgiving holiday, we wish you all the best.

Audrey Williams,
Access Services

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