US President Barack Obama and his daughters Malia (R) and Sasha (L) shop for books at Kramerbooks and Afterwords, a local bookstore, in Washington on November 26, 2011.
The president, browsing the shelves at Kramer Books, a popular Washington, D.C., bookstore, with his daughters, said told fellow customers he was supporting Small Business Saturday, a day in which shoppers are encouraged to visit local small businesses after the frenzy over deals offered on Black Friday by department stores and large chain stores.
Obama, Malia and Sasha came away with a stack of books, including: “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever,” “Tails,” “The Tiger’s Wife,” “The Phantom Tollbooth,” “Zen Shorts,” and ” The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.”
Obama also purchased “Descent into Chaos: the United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia.”
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