Now is the time to be a superhero for independent bookstores. I want all of us (you and you and especially you) to spend an amazing day hand-selling books at your local independent bookstore on Small Business Saturday (that’s the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 30 this year, so you know it’s a huge weekend for everyone who, you know, wants to make a living).
Here’s the plan: We book nerds will become booksellers. We will make recommendations. We will practice nepotism and urge readers to buy multiple copies of our friends’ books. Maybe you’ll sign and sell books of your own in the process. I think the collective results could be mind-boggling (maybe even world-changing).
- From noon to 2p, I’ll be at Couth Buzzard Books in Greenwood. Other local authors including Peter Mountford and Wendy Joseph will be there throughout the day
- From 3:30 to 6p, I’ll be at Open Books in Wallingford. The brilliant Maged Zaher will be there from 11a to 2p.
- Elliott Bay Books is also participating, with our state poet laureate Kathleen Flenniken among the writers planning to be there.
Please come and say hi and buy some books!