Indies First, the national campaign of activities and events in support of independent bookstores, takes place on Small Business Saturday, the weekend after Thanksgiving, every year.
It's a day dedicated to supporting the local businesses that help create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods. Independent bookstores around the country will host authors as honorary booksellers to celebrate Indies First, to help handsell their favorite titles, sign books, give readings, and more.
We will have a visiting author, Jennifer Cyr, who has just self-published her second Honu and Kiyaya book, she'll be here signing books and greeting people, 11-noon.
We also have the For Indies First, Vermont Authors Recommend… a list of recent books Vermont authors recommend! For instance, Doug Wilhelm (author of Street of Storytellers) recommends Junkyard at No Town by J. C. Myers. "This hilarious, outrageous novel is about a backroads town full of crazy rednecks and vivid characters. It's also about finding love, mystery and meaning in life -- and it's a story you won't forget."
We know you have many choices when it comes to your holiday shopping, we just ask that you consider shopping Indies First. Thank you!