Obama buys books to promote small businesses

Associated Press Published:

ARLINGTON, Va. -- President Barack Obama made a quick trip to a Virginia bookstore for some Christmas shopping.

The president took his daughters, Sasha and Malia, to One More Page Books in Arlington, Va., on Saturday afternoon.

The White House says Obama was promoting "Small Business Saturday" to encourage shoppers to patronize mom-and-pop businesses after Thanksgiving.

The White House says Obama bought 15 children's books that will be given as Christmas gifts to family members.

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