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Indies First is a collaboration between authors, publishers, retailers, and readers that celebrates independent bookstores and local communities. Events and festivities, many of them featuring authors as guest booksellers, are planned in hundreds of stores for Saturday, November 25, 2017, in conjunction with Small Business Saturday.

Jason Reynolds is the 2017 Official Spokesperson for Indies First. Read why he loves and supports independent bookstores here.

Activities By State | Activities By Store

Authors & illustrators: Join the Indies First Registry Here
Bookstores: Add Your 2017 Indies First Plans to the National Map Here

Why Buy Books in Your Local Independent Bookstore?

  • You may be about to make a purchase you'll value for the rest of your life
  • You'll be shopping on your local main street
  • You'll be helping create local jobs
  • You might just find a book you never knew existed
  • You'll find great gifts for friends and family
  • You can talk to real people about books they know and love
  • You'll be part of your local book-loving community

And that’s just the beginning.

Booksellers: If you have questions or comments about map details, please email