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Obama Celebrates Small Business Saturday at Local Bookstore

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama and his daughters celebrated Small Business Saturday by visiting a locally-owned bookstore in Washington, D.C.

The president mingled with customers in the fairly crowded store and chatted with the sales clerk. Obama told reporters he purchased a "long list" of books, with "books for every age group from five until 52."

The president bought so many books he needed Sasha and Malia's help carrying them all. "Where are my daughters, I need help, guys," Obama said at the store.

Small Business Saturday is a shopping day that was created by American Express three years ago to increase consumer support for local "mom and pop" shops in cities throughout the country.

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President Obama and his family celebrated Small Business Saturday by visiting a locally-owned book store in Washington. Mr. Obama bought so many books he needed his daughters' help carrying them all.

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