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A Community of Independent Local Bookstores
Indies First, the campaign of authors, publishers, and readers celebrating independent bookstores and local communities, kicks off this year on Small Business Saturday, November 26, 2016. Events and festivities, many of them featuring authors as guest booksellers, will be held in hundreds of independent bookstores across the country.
In addition to author Sherman Alexie, who first envisioned Indies First in 2013, authors Cheryl Strayed, Kate DiCamillo, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, and Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) have been author spokespeople and supporters of Indies First.
News about Indies First 2016 will be announced in September.
Authors & illustrators: Join the Indies First Registry Here
Bookstores: Add Your 2016 Indies First Plans to the National Map Here
Watch for 2016 Small Business Saturday events to be listed on this map.
(Small Business Saturday details are sorted by store or state, and Upstream partnerships only are sorted by author.)
 •Nov. 28, 2015 activities by state •Nov. 28, 2015 activities by store  -->•View index of Upstream authors and stores

Map Key

 = Small Business Saturday (Nov. 26, 2016) Activities and Author(s)
 = Upstream Author(s)

Booksellers: If you have questions or comments about map details, please email indiesfirst@bookweb.org​.

Map Tips: Click markers for event details. Markers may indicate multiple events – zoom in by double-clicking. Click and drag to move.

Indies First is a program of the American Booksellers Association. www.BookWeb.org

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