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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.

Activities as a Map | Activities By Store


  • Skaguay News Depot & Books
    264 Broadway St, Skagway, AK 99840
    Activities & Authors: Small Business Saturday Sale on Selected Titles


  • Ernest & Hadley Booksellers
    1928 7th St, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    Activities & Authors: Small Business Saturday & Local Author Mixer Saturday, November 25, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm Mingle with local authors, poets and artists. Light refreshments and open to the public.
  • The Snail on the Wall
    Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35801
    Activities & Authors: Pop-up Store at Honest Coffee Roasters, 114 Clinton Avenue, Huntsville


  • Nightbird Books
    205 W Dickson St, Fayetteville, AR 72701
    Activities & Authors: Authors will be in the store to recommend some of their favorite books and will be available to autograph their own of course. Check our website for author names and times in the store.


  • Changing Hands Bookstore
    6428 S McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85283
  • Clues Unlimited
    3154 E Fort Lowell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716
    Activities & Authors: Pre-Christmas Sale: 20% off new books
  • Mostly Books (AZ)
    6208 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712
    Activities & Authors: Coloring for Grown Ups! Relax and color your stress away. Booklovers on hand to help you find the perfect gift.
  • The Book Haven (AZ)
    3040 N Windsong Dr, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
  • Thrifty Joe's Books & Music
    5932 W Bell Rd Ste D-101, Glendale, AZ 85308
    Activities & Authors: Festivities: Local authors celebration, local jazz band, special drawings


  • Book Passage By-the-Bay
    100 Bay Street, Sausalito , CA 94965
  • Book Soup
    8818 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
    Activities & Authors: This year we are hosting: 12pm - Michelle Latiolais, author of She 1pm - Justin Torres, author of We the Animals 2pm - Heidi Mastrogiovanni, author of Lala Pettibone's Act Two 3pm - Dan Lopez, author of The Show House 4pm - Janelle Brown, author of Watch Me Disappear
  • Books Inc.
    1501 Vermont St, San Francisco, CA 94107
    Activities & Authors: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Books Inc. in Mountain View - Meet Maggie Shen King, critically-acclaimed author of An Excess Male. Maggie will be signing copies of An Excess Male, as well as recommending some of her favorite books! Stop by and say hi.
  • Books Inc. Santa Clara
    2717 Augustine Drive, Suite 120, Santa Clara, CA 95054
    Activities & Authors: Books Inc. Santa Clara will join the fun for Indies First Shop Small Saturday! Enjoy snacks and sips with outrageously festive booksellers. Spontaneous storytimes will likely occur, and we'll be giving out book swag like posters, bookmarks, maybe tattoos
  • Books on B
    1014 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541
  • BookSmart
    1295 E Dunne Ave Ste 120, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
    Activities & Authors: free balloons for the kids, free spiced cider, local authors and small business artisians (they are small businesses too!) 10% discount on all 2017 BookSmart Christmas catalog books and more...
  • Cellar Door Books
    5225 Canyon Crest Dr Ste 30A-B, Riverside, CA 92507
    Activities & Authors: Guest Authors: Assistant Professors of the Creative Writing MFA program at UC Riverside, Emily Rapp Black, author of The Still Point of the Turning World, at 11 am and Goldberry Long, author of Juniper Tree Burning, at 2 pm.
  • Chevalier's Books
    126 N Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004
    Activities & Authors: 15 fabulous local authors will be doing honorary bookselling at Chevalier's. Check our website for details.
  • Children's Book World (CA)
    10580 1/2 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
    Activities & Authors: Drew Daywalt Storytime & Book Signing,11:00 a.m., ages 4 - 8. Celebrate the new Star Wars book, BB-8 ON THE RUN, with Author Drew Daywalt! Wear your Star Wars costume and see Drew's other great books, including THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT and THE LEGEND OF ROCK PAPER SCISSORS.
  • DIESEL, A Bookstore
    2419 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA 94939
    Activities & Authors: Art work, discussion, and book signing with Obi Kaufmann, author of "The California Field Atlas".
  • DIESEL, A Bookstore
    225 26th St., Santa Monica, CA 90402
    Activities & Authors: Authors Tom Holland, Carter Higgins, Christopher Farnsworth, and Robinne Lee will be guest booksellers at the Brentwood store!
  • Distant Lands Travel Books
    20 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
    Activities & Authors: See the world through new eyes! Save 20% on all coffee table books in stock on Small Business Saturday.
  • Face in a Book
    4359 Town Center Blvd Ste 113, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
    Activities & Authors: Celebrate Your Neighborhood Bookstore
  • Flintridge Bookstore & Coffee House
    1010 Foothill Blvd, La Canada, CA 91011
    Activities & Authors: 10 AM – 4 PM: Celebration with 8 author appearances, 3 storytimes with guest authors,8 artists, 2 live music performances (acoustic guitar/vocals & holiday music), 4 therapy dogs, coloring and game demo tables, book drive for Children's Hospital Literally Healing, give-aways & more for all ages
  • Four-Eyed Frog Books
    39138 Ocean Dr, Gualala, CA 95445
    Activities & Authors: 20% off single largest purchase. Freebies for the kids and tons of fun with the Froggies!
  • Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books
    319 Kasten St, Mendocino, CA 95460
    Activities & Authors: Free treats, prize wheel, and assorted shenanigans!
  • Gatsby Books
    5535 E Spring St, Long Beach, CA 90808
    Activities & Authors: World Famous DJ Richard Blade signs copies of his autobiography World in My Eyes! Sat. Nov. 25th @ 3pm Celebrate Small Business Saturday at Gatsby Books: The Best-Loved Independent Bookstore in Long Beach, CA
  • Green Apple Books
    506 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118
    Activities & Authors: *Free tote bag (So Many Books, So Little Time) with any purchase over $50 (first 100 customers) *a young entrepreneur from 10 to 1 *digital audiobook sale
  • Island Tales
    308 1/2 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662
    Activities & Authors: Come to beautiful Balboa Island and get your Holiday shopping started. Island Tales will have fun gifts with purchase until we run out.
  • La Playa Books
    1026 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92106
    Activities & Authors: Small Business Saturday with Samuel Clemens 11am - 1pm! Run on over to La Playa Books to catch a glimpse of Samuel Clemens! The Write Out Loud puppet will greet visitors to the bookstore and we will be showcasing our incredible Twain collection as well as new books and gifts for the holidays.
  • Mysterious Galaxy Books
    5943 Balboa Ave Ste 100, San Diego, CA 92111
    Activities & Authors: Story Times and Rave Recommendations from Guest Booksellers Lisa Desimini, Marcie Colleen, Lucas Turnbloom, and Henry Herz.
  • Napa Bookmine
    964 Pearl St, Napa, CA 94559
    Activities & Authors: Our Pearl Street store will have hot cider and donuts until they run out, and we will have a 20% off sale on our new collection of Out of Print tee-shirts for adults and kids and Moleskine journals and planners.
  • Newsboy Books
    215 N Euclid Ave, Ontario, CA 91762
    Activities & Authors: Promoting Small Business Saturday. Activities TBA.
  • Once Upon A Storybook
    17300 E 17th St #C, Tustin, CA 92780
    Activities & Authors: Multiple author signings!: Lorri Horn--Dewey Fairchild 1:00 Paul Paolilli--Nightlights 11:00 Danielle Davis--Zinnia & the Bees 11:00 Brian the Pekinese--2:00 Stories and pjs. Pajama Donation drop-offs for Llama Llama Pajama Donation
  • Once Upon a Time
    2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020
    Activities & Authors: 10 am Ann Whitford Paul (If Animals Kissed Goodnight), 12 Jennifer Berry (The Prayer Box), 2 pm Gwen Katz (Among The Red Stars), 3 pm Mike Lawler (CV History), 4 pm Leslie Margolis (We are Party People), gift w/ $35+ sale, spin on the OUAT Wheel of Prizes, free petting of Pippi, the bookstore cat
  • Other Books
  • pages: a bookstore
    904 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
    Activities & Authors: 10:30 AM - Matt Harry and Juliane Crump, authors of Sorcery for Beginners 12:00 PM - Chef Gino Campagna, author of Taste Test Challenge 1:30 PM - Jay Paris, author of Game of My Life Rams 3:00 PM - Dana Brown, author of The Endless Summer (iconic surf coffee table book)
  • Pegasus Books Downtown
    2349 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
    Activities & Authors: Spend $50 and receive a $10 gift card for use on a future visit!
  • Pegasus Books Downtown
    2349 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
    Activities & Authors: Spend $50 and receive a $10 gift card for use on a future visit!
  • Pegasus Books Oakland
    5560 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618
    Activities & Authors: Spend $50 and receive a $10 gift card for use on a future visit!
  • Pegasus Books on Solano
    1855 Solano Ave., Berkeley, CA 94707
    Activities & Authors: Spend $50 and receive a $10 gift card for use on a future visit!
  • Rakestraw Books
    3 Railroad Ave, Danville, CA 94526
    Activities & Authors: Obi Kaufmann, author-illustrator of The California Field Atlas, signing books and talking about some his favorites from 10 AM to Noon. Raffle. Gift with purchase of $100.
  • Seite Books
    419 N Rowan Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90063
  • Skylight Books
    1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
  • Small World Books
    1407 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291
  • The Book Catapult
    3010 Juniper St Ste B, San Diego, CA 92104
  • The Last Bookstore
    453 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
  • Vroman's Bookstore
    695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
    Activities & Authors: Authors Kwei Quartey, Rachel Ignotofsky, Attica Locke & Curtis Armstrong will be acting as our guest booksellers!
  • Walden Pond Books
    3316 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
    Activities & Authors: All calendars 20% off. Free Walden Pond Books tote bag for every purchase over $50.00. Free tote bag AND free Walden Pond Books T-shirt for every purchase over $100.00.
  • Warwick's
    7812 Girard Ave , La Jolla, CA 92037


  • 32nd Avenue Books, Toys and Gifts
    3633 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
    Activities & Authors: Great Discounts !
  • BookBar
    4280 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
    Activities & Authors: We will have a 'dress like your favorite author or character' photo booth with supplied props, author signings throughout the day, raffles, Ask an Author booth, Elf present wrapping, and samples of our new Winter menu
  • Bookworm of Edwards
    295 Main St Unit C101, Edwards, CO 81632
    Activities & Authors: A Small Business Saturday celebration complete with the launch of our Best Books List 2017!
  • Covered Treasures Bookstore
    105 Second St, Monument, CO 80132
    Activities & Authors: Book Launch by Diane Sawatzki of Manyhorses Traveling, a sequel to Once Upon Another Time, 11-1 p.m.. Pulitzer Prize winning author Dave Philipps signing his title, Wild Horse Country from 1-3 p.m.
  • CRYSTAL Books & Gifts
    439 Main St, Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Activities & Authors: Crystal - Books and Gifts will be celebrating their 30th Anniversary Celebration. Drawings for six $50 Gift Certificates, Mini Kobo, 2 Glo Kobo Readers. A special discount of $30 off the purchase of $100 or more and Free ARC’s with any purchase until supply ends.
  • MacDonald Book Shop
    152 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
    Activities & Authors: Holiday Catalog books are 15% off through December 24th. Mention coupon in local paper for 10%off through Dec 24th Fantastic Catch the Glow Parade 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24th
  • Maria's Bookshop
    960 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
    Activities & Authors: Maria's Bookshop hosts Local Authors as Booksellers 10:00-4:00 plus Local Author speed dating event at 4:00
  • Next Page Books & Nosh
    409 Main St Ste 101, Frisco, CO 80443
  • Old Firehouse Books
    232 Walnut St, Fort Collins, CO 80524
    Activities & Authors: Old Firehouse Books will be offering 15% off on any title listed in this year's Winter Catalog (one title per transaction). This promotion starts November 13th, so you can stop by early if you aren't around for Small Business Saturday on the 25th. We hope to see you Saturday!
  • Out West Books
    533 Main St, Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Activities & Authors: Local children's book author, Sarahndipity, will be here promoting her new lyrical children's book that playfully illustrates creative dance moves that support health, confidence, inclusion and unique expression. It's fun for mind, spirit and body!
  • Tattered Cover Book Store (LoDo)
    1628 16th St, Denver, CO 80202
    Activities & Authors: A fabulous selection of Colorado authors will join us as honorary booksellers for the day! Visit for a list of authors and a schedule of when they'll be "working".
  • Tattered Cover Book Store Aspen Grove
    7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120
    Activities & Authors: A wonderful list of Colorado authors will join us as honorary booksellers for the day! Check out to see which store your favorite author will be visiting!
  • Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax Avenue
    2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
    Activities & Authors: A wonderful list of Colorado authors will join us as honorary booksellers for the day! Check out to see which store your favorite author will be visiting!
  • The Bookies Bookstore
    4315 E Mississippi Ave, Denver, CO 80246
    Activities & Authors: We’ll be celebrating Small Business Saturday/Indies First Day with a party! Authors will be roaming the store, recommending books, plus we’ll have live music, kids’ coloring, stories and even a kid yoga/stretching! Join us for the fun on Saturday, November 25th from 10a.m.-3p.m.
  • Townie Books
    414 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224
    Activities & Authors: Backcountry Ski guide author signing 6pm


  • Bank Square Books
    53 W Main St, Mystic, CT 06355
  • BOOK CLUB Bookstore & More
    869 Sullivan Ave, South Windsor, CT 06074
    Activities & Authors: Meet Authors & Artisans during our 4th Birthday Party on Shop Small Saturday! Giveaways & Refreshments, too! 11/25/17 10:00-3:00 Details:
  • Breakwater Books
    81 Whitfield St, Guilford, CT 06437
  • Byrd's Books
    126 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT 06801
    Activities & Authors: Authors Karen Romano Young and Brian Meehl discuss and sign books at 2:00pm
  • Hickory Stick Bookshop
    2 Green Hill Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06793
    Activities & Authors: A special guest appearance will be made by the beloved children’s author Marilyn Singer, who will be signing copies of her books at The Hickory Stick Bookshop at 2pm on Small Business Saturday.
  • Linda's Story Time
    447 Monroe Tpke, Monroe, CT 06468
    Activities & Authors: 20% off storewide!


  • East City Bookshop
    645 Pennsylvania Ave SE Ste 100, Washington, DC 20003
    Activities & Authors: Julie Segal-Walters "This is Not a Normal Animal Book" Jason Reynolds, "Long Way Down" guest bookseller. Talk at noon. Tasty treats all day. Tote bag & doggie bandana giveaways, gift with $50+ purchase.
  • Politics and Prose at The Wharf
    70 District Square SW, Washington , DC 20024
    Activities & Authors: Guest bookseller Jason Reynolds visits P&P at The Wharf to celebrate Small Business Saturday! From 2-3 p.m., the New York Times bestselling author will be signing, hand-selling his favorite books, and chatting with customers. Don't miss the chance to hang out with one of the biggest names in YA!
  • Politics and Prose Bookstore
    5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
    Activities & Authors: On Small Business Saturday, any purchase over $30 includes a free "Prose Before Bros" or "So Many Books, So Little Time" tote (while supplies last). A special signed books table is perfect for the holidays, with signed copiesof the biggest books of 2017!
  • Solid State Books
    600 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
    Activities & Authors: We will have cider and doughnuts, plus visits from local authors!


  • Hockessin Bookshelf
    7179 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707
    Activities & Authors: Stop by and meet Local & Nationally published authors: 11am-12pm John Micklos author of One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count With Me, 1pm-3pm Nancy Sakaduski author of The Mermaid In Rhoboth Bay - Pictures with "The Mermaid", and 3:30pm-4:30pm Kathy Brennan author of The Dinner Plan - Wine & Chocolates.


  • B & L Books
    990 N State Road 434, Ste 1140, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
    Activities & Authors: Customer Appreciation Day
  • Books & Books at the Studios
    533 Eaton St, Key West, FL 33040
  • Bookstore 1 Sarasota
    12 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
    Activities & Authors: Teen Publishers Workshop
  • Copperfish Books
    103 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
    Activities & Authors: You're invited to the Small Business Saturday Holiday Open House at The Shops on Marion! Copperfish Books will have yummy mimosas and treats, lots of great gift suggestions, door prizes, special deals, and free gift wrapping.
  • Cultured Books
    833 22nd Street South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33712
    Activities & Authors: Join us Small Business Saturday on Historic 22nd Street So. with a Pop-Up Shop at The Well! Storytime with local voice actor, Eric H. Hollaway Sr. at 11am, 1pm, & 3pm. Special gift with $22+ purchase (while supplies last).
  • MacIntosh Books and Paper
    2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957
  • The Book Mark (FL)
    220 1st St, Neptune Beach, FL 32266
    Activities & Authors: Meet Local Author Ron Whittington from noon - 2 pm; enjoy open house refreshments; enter to win $50 gift certificate
  • Third House Books & Coffee
    113 Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601
    Activities & Authors: Special offers with book purchase, live music, readings by local authors


  • Avid Bookshop at Five Points
    1662 South Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30601
    Activities & Authors: Avid Bookshop will host a Holiday Book Swap on Saturday, November 25 from 2-3pm at our Five Points location. Swap old books for new ones! Leftover books will be donated to Books for Keeps. Tickets are $3 to participate, and each ticket will enter you in a raffle to win a prize from Avid Bookshop!
  • Avid Bookshop on Prince
    493 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601
    Activities & Authors: Avid Bookshop on Prince
  • Charis Books & More
    1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
    Activities & Authors: Charis is hosting a six-author party from 12-2pm with Charlene Ball, Denene Millner, Hannah Palmer, Theresa Davis, Nic Stone, and Kirsten Palladino! We'll have snacks and free galley give-aways with every purchase.
  • E. Shaver, Bookseller
    326 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401
    Activities & Authors: Signed first editions!!! Snacks!!! Some books on Sale!!! Shop Small!!!
  • G.J. Ford Bookshop
    600 Sea Island Rd Ste 6, St. Simons Island, GA 31522
    Activities & Authors: We will be having a "Discount Draw" box where 10%, 15%, or 20% off a book of your choice will be given!
  • Horton's Books & Gifts
    410 Adamson Sq, Carrollton, GA 30117-3214
    Activities & Authors: Horton's celebration includes Buy a Books for Toys for Tots and receive 10% off total purchase, Spent $20 and receive a free Tote bag (While Supplies Last), Spent $40 get a Gift of a Paperback Book.
  • Read It Again Books
    3630 Peachtree Pkwy, suite 314, Suwanee, GA 30024
  • Story on the Square (Provisional)
    19 Griffin St, McDonough, GA 30253
    Activities & Authors: Pop up store with November Indies First books and holiday gifts at 15 Griffin Street, McDonough, GA
  • The Book Worm Bookstore
    4451 Marietta St, Powder Springs, GA 30127
    Activities & Authors: Giveaways galore and goodies to share! Shop with us and save on EVERYTHING in the store!
  • The Bookshelf (GA)
    126 S Broad St, Thomasville, GA 31792
    Activities & Authors: Pop-Up Shop Palooza
  • Underground Books
    102 Alabama St, Carrollton, GA 30117
    Activities & Authors: You are cordially invited to prepare to treat yourself with utmost sophistication this Small Business Saturday. We're celebrating in style, with music, refreshments, fancy dress, and sales all day. Check our Facebook page for more details.


  • Basically Books
    1672 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720
    Activities & Authors: "A Conversation with Local Authors" Thirteen authors have signed up to talk story at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. They will introduce their books, talk about upcoming projects and tell us what they are reading. Gather on the lanai. Think Local. Be Local. Buy Local at Basically Books.
  • Kona Stories
    Keauhou Shopping Center, Kailua Kona, HI 96740
    Activities & Authors: To celebrate we offer in store promotions and giveaways. This year a community favorite cookbook author Sonia R. Martinez will be here to demo some of her favorite recipes from her newest book Sonia Tastes Hawaii – Recipes inspired by the farmers markets of Hawaii Island.


  • Beaverdale Books
    2629 Beaver Ave Ste 1, Des Moines, IA 50310
    Activities & Authors: Free "Shop Small" tote bag while supplies last! Guest booksellers/authors: Kali VanBaale, Jenny Moyer, Joyce Ru, Sparkle Abbey, Calla Devlin, Rebecca Janni, Kimberly Stuart, and Wendy Delsol. Enter for a chance to win $1000 of books and $1000 of books for Beaverdale Books to donate!
  • Book Vault (IA)
    105 S. Market, Oskaloosa, IA 52577
    Activities & Authors: Local Historian John Jacobs stops by @ 11:00 am. to share stories and listen to yours about Mahaska County, also he will discuss his work with the upcoming release of the title: Pictorial Memories of Mahaska County. Also In store discounts on selected items.
  • Prairie Lights Books
    15 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240
    Activities & Authors: We will have two guest booksellers in our Chiidren's Dept. Sarah Prineas will be on hand from 10Am until Noon, and Michelle Edwards will be on hand from Noon until 2PM
  • The Book Shoppe
    817 Story St, Boone, IA 50036
  • The Haunted Bookshop
    219 N Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52245
    Activities & Authors: Storytime & Game Night


  • BookPeople of Moscow
    521 S Main St, Moscow, ID 83843
    Activities & Authors: Shop Small Moscow! Go to any Buy Local Moscow member business on Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25 and get your punchcard stamped to win prizes. Special promotion for LibroFM audiobooks, too!
  • Rediscovered Books
    180 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702
    Activities & Authors: Wheel of Fortune with Author Christian Winn
  • The Well-Read Moose
    2048 N Main St, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
    Activities & Authors: Book discounts throughout the day, drawing for free books, Harry Potter Trivia - kids and adults, Local Beer & Cider Specials...and more!


  • 57th Street Books
    1301 E. 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
    Activities & Authors: 57th Street Books will be hosting a storytime for ages 0-6 (and above!) by our Children's Manager and bestselling children's author, Franny Billingsley, as well as offering a free surprise book to any customers who make a purchase.
  • Afterwords Books
    441 E Vandalia St, Edwardsville, IL 62025
    Activities & Authors: FREE performance of StagePlay Learning's adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol! You don't want to miss this super-fun, interactive, all-ages production, packed with loads of festive cheer that promises to get even the biggest Scrooge into the holiday spirit!
  • Anderson's Bookshop
    26 S La Grange Rd, La Grange, IL 60525
    Activities & Authors: We will be celebrating Indies First.
  • Anderson's Bookshop
    5112 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515
    Activities & Authors: We will be celebrating Indies First.
  • Anderson's Bookshops
    123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
    Activities & Authors: We will be celebrating Indies First.
  • Bookends & Beginnings
    1712 Sherman Ave Rear 1, Evanston, IL 60201
    Activities & Authors: Spend $50 or more and get a free MyChicagoBookstore tote bag! 10:30 am Storytime with Cornelia Spelman, author of Everybody's Somewhere 5 - 7 pm Free Pizza & Beer Tasting with The Chicago Food Encyclopedia & Beermiscuous Field Guide.
  • City Lit Books
    2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647
    Activities & Authors: Chicago History Readings at 5 PM Story Time at 10:30 AM
  • Lit. on Fire Used Books
    712 West Main Street, Peoria, IL 61616
    Activities & Authors: Shop with us between Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 and Friday, December 15th, 2017 for your chance to win a gift certificate worth $100! If you purchase a book with a Golden Ticket inside, bring the ticket to the checkout counter for further instructions and for your entry!
  • New Copperfield's Book Service
    120 N Side Sq Ste A, Macomb, IL 61455
    Activities & Authors: Shop Small/Indies First
  • RoscoeBooks
    2142 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL 60618
    Activities & Authors: At 11am: a special storytime featuring our favorite picture books and goodie bags for all attendees! At 2pm: homemade baked goods and treats from some of our favorite cookbooks. All day long: shoppers receive 10% off everything in the store, and free tote bags with their purchase!
  • Sandmeyer's Bookstore
    714 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60605
    Activities & Authors: We will be celebrating Indies First.
  • Seminary Co-Op Bookstore
    5751 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
    Activities & Authors: No events planned at the Coop, but we will be open from 10-6 and our booksellers will delight in speaking with and helping readers of all stripes find that specific title and/or discover something unexpected in our 90,000 title inventory.
  • The Bookworm (IL)
    618 E Walnut St, Carbondale, IL 62901
    Activities & Authors: Coupon Sale PLUS in-stock specials and sales.
  • The Magic Tree Bookstore
    141 N Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60301
    Activities & Authors: Guest booksellers, passionate recommendations,discounts on every purchase and COOKIES!
  • Unabridged Books
    3251 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657
    Activities & Authors: 10% off your purchase and 10% coupon for Dec, cookies made by the staff from this season's hottest cookbooks, extended store hours and as always complimentary gift wrapping (over 20 choices of gift wrap!) Free canvass tote bags to first 18 customers.
  • Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. / 826CHI
    1276 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
    Activities & Authors: Live Music in Store 2:00-6:00!
  • Women & Children First
    5233 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640
    Activities & Authors: We'll have coffee from Coffee Studio in the morning and baked goods from Sauce and Bread Kitchen in the afternoon! We'll also have giveaways (totes, literary prints, and more) for customers who spend $50 or more. A percentage of the day's sales will be donated to the Chicago Women's Health Center.


  • Austy's
    20 Public Square, Salem, IN 47167
    Activities & Authors: Book Signing by local author S.A. Williams, Vendor booths in our Meeting Room, giveaways and our biggest sale of the year!
  • Indy Reads Books
    911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3443
  • Kids Ink Children's Bookstore
    5619 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46208
    Activities & Authors: Shop our collection of autographed books. Signed books are a special gift. And, we're offering fifteen percent off on any autographed book!
  • Main Street Books (IN)
    426 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901
    Activities & Authors: Book Launch - *Oddity* by Sarah Cannon is a middle grade fantasy novel, and the author's debut!
  • Second Flight Books
    2200 Elmwood Ave Ste D7, Lafayette, IN 47904
  • Viewpoint Books
    548 Washington St, Columbus, IN 47201
    Activities & Authors: Find signed editions of great books for all ages! Choose from a wide variety of gifts for children and adults! All in-stock Melissa & Doug toys, books, puzzles and games are 25% off!
  • Village Lights Bookstore
    110 E Main St, Madison, IN 47250
    Activities & Authors: Extended hours. Book signing with Kip Meyerhoff, author of “Cooking with Kip: A Cook’s Memoir” and “Deadwood and Beyond.” Featured books by winners of the 2017 Indiana Authors Award. Chair massages, live music, literary quizzes, Blind Date with a Book, Indies First & Small Business Saturday swag.


  • Al's Old & New Book Store
    360 E William, Wichita, KS 67202
    Activities & Authors: Al's Old Books will have doughnuts and cider and will be featuring "Hunting and Trading on the Great Plains" and "American Photographs: Joyland Amusement Park", with free Richard Scarry board books for the little ones.
  • Raven Book Store
    6 E 7th St, Lawrence, KS 66044
    Activities & Authors: Small Business Saturday at the Raven! Specials, refreshments, and fun all day.
  • Watermark Books & Cafe
    4701 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67218
    Activities & Authors: Watermark Books & Cafe will celebrate its 40th anniversary on this Indies First Saturday! We'll have cake and treats. Plus, we're hosting Kansas author Debra Seeley for an author talk and signing of her book Grasslands. Watermark Press is the publisher of the re-issue of Grasslands.


  • Blue Marble Books
    1356 S Fort Thomas Ave, Fort Thomas, KY 41075
    Activities & Authors: Selected Christmas titles on sale 40% off
  • Brier Books
    319 S. Ashland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40502
    Activities & Authors: The Beer Cheese Book signing & Beer Cheese Challenge Tasting
  • Carmichael's Bookstore
    1295 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204


  • Blue Cypress Books
    8126 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118
    Activities & Authors: Buy 1 Get 1 Free Used Children's Books 10% off all New Books Free "Read More Books" with $50 purchase
  • Cavalier House Books
    100 N Range Ave, Denham Springs, LA 70726
    Activities & Authors: Christmas Open House & Small Business Saturday in the Denham Springs Antique Village - Light refreshments and book signing with Fragile Grounds by Jessica Schexnayder and Mary Manhein at 2:00PM
  • Garden District Book Shop
    2727 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130
    Activities & Authors: Celebrate Small Business Saturday with Garden District Book Shop - Famous people (TBA), Magical Goodies, and More TBA
  • Octavia Books
    513 Octavia St, New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop
    631 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
    Activities & Authors: Spend at least $25 and get free stuff, discounts on audiobooks, and promotions for joining our board game club and/or supporting our publishing crowdfunding campaign!


  • Belmont Books
    79 Leonard St, Belmont, MA 02478
  • BookEnds
    559 Main St, Winchester, MA 01890
  • Booklovers' Gourmet
    55 E Main St Ste A, Webster, MA 01570
    Activities & Authors: Stop in all day from 10am-5pm for raffles, refreshments, special sales, giveaways & more! Plus a guest appearance and reading by Dick Flavin, author of "Red Sox Rhymes" at 2 p.m. Signed copies will be available for purchase.
  • Browser Books (MA)
    20 Commerce Way Ste 10, Seekonk, MA 02771
    Activities & Authors: Indies First Sale 20% off store wide including gift certificates.
  • Buttonwood Books and Toys
    Shaw's Plaza, Cohasset, MA 02025
    Activities & Authors: 10:00am Pirate Story Time: Michael Lewis reads and signs The Great Thanksgiving Food Fight 11:00am My Miniature Library Craft Kit Demo 2-4pm Stephen Dempsey signs A Guide to Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Hingham
  • East End Books Ptown
    389 Commercial St Unit 1, Provincetown, MA 02657
    Activities & Authors: Author Readings including Robert Winter - "Vampire Claus" at 6 pm. Special supply of author signed books from store events this year. Readings will be live streamed via our Facebook store page.
  • Enchanted Passage
    145 Armsby Rd, Sutton, MA 01590
    Activities & Authors: Day of the Living Bookstore: Join us for SBS as we bring your favorite story book favorites to life! Come in character & win a prize! Enjoy story times, raffles, an author event, crafts, treats, and more! Find sales on classic titles and new favorites, gifts and toys for everyone on your list!
  • Harvard Book Store
    1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
    Activities & Authors: Giving away "I Ship Indie" stickers
  • New England Mobile Book Fair
    241 Needham St, Newton Highlands, MA 02461
    Activities & Authors: Like surprises? Have a sense of adventure? When was the last time you went on a blind date? Seeking companionship without a commitment? Get lucky for $1
  • Odyssey Bookshop
    9 College St, South Hadley, MA 01075
  • Papercuts J.P.
    5 Green St, Boston, MA 02130
    Activities & Authors: Our third anniversary! Celebrate three years of Papercuts and one year of Cutlass Press. With special guest: Rick Berlin performing at 1PM. Local artist Anna Koon will also be in the house. And we're expanding into 7 Green Street!! Join us for a champagne toast and cake!
  • Roundabout Books (MA)
    26 Kenwood St, Greenfield, MA 01301
    Activities & Authors: USED CD, DVD, RECORD & CHILDREN’S BOOK SALE $1 SALE: Saturday, November 25th & Sunday November 26th, 10am - 5pm $2 PRESALE DAY: Friday, November 24th, 12pm - 7pm $1 DVDs and DVD sets $1 CDs and CD sets $1 Records $1 All Children's Books $1 Audiobooks 20% off All Other Books
  • Storybook Cove
    1775 Washington St Ste 209, Hanover, MA 02339
    Activities & Authors: Special hours - 9am to 9pm! With $50+ purchase receive free book bag while supplies last. Play PLINKO (9am to noon and 6pm to 9pm) & receive 15%, 20% or 25% OFF your entire purchase (excluding sale items). "Pop-Up" specials throughout the day.
  • The Book Oasis
    311 Main St, Stoneham, MA 02180
    Activities & Authors: Buy a gift certificate of $25 or more and we'll give you a $5 certificate or add the sales tax for free!
  • The Bookloft (MA)
    332 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230
  • The MIT Press Bookstore
    301 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
    Activities & Authors: Indies First Anniversary Party and storewide sale. Mention Indies First at checkout to receive 20% off all regularly priced books. Enter the raffle for MIT Press swag.... Lucky winners will receive all the essentials to rep their favorite university press in style!
  • Titcomb's Bookshop
    432 Route 6A, East Sandwich, MA 02537
    Activities & Authors: Open House - Enjoy light refreshments as you browse our thoughtful selection of books, toys, gifts and puzzles.
  • Whitelam Books
    610 Main Street, Reading, MA 01867
    Activities & Authors: Small Business Saturday/Indies First at Whitelam Books
  • Whitelam Books
    610 Main Street, Reading, MA 01867
    Activities & Authors: Small Business Saturday/Indies First at Whitelam Books
  • Yellow Umbrella Books
    501 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633
    Activities & Authors: Enter to win a $100.00 YELLOW UMBRELLA BOOKS GIFT CERTIFICATE (No Purchase Necessary). Pick up info to win $1000.00 worth of books from PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE


  • A Likely Story
    7566 Main St, Sykesville, MD 21784
  • Books With A Past
    8600 Foundry St, Savage, MD 20763
    Activities & Authors: Giveaways and Annual Sale: 40% off used books, 20% off new books and gifts.
  • Books With A Past
    8600 Foundry St, Savage, MD 20763
    Activities & Authors: Giveaways and Annual Sale: 40% off used books, 20% off new books and gifts.
  • Books with a Past
    2465 Route 97, Glenwood, MD 21738
    Activities & Authors: Giveaways and Annual Sale: 40% off used books, 20% off new books and gifts.
  • Main Street Books (MD)
    2 E Main Street, Frostburg, MD 21532
    Activities & Authors: It's our 29th Anniversary! 20% books plus guest author booksellers, giveaways and homemade cookies baked by MSB booksellers past and present


  • Devaney, Doak & Garrett Booksellers
    193 Broadway, Farmington, ME 04938
    Activities & Authors: Authors Kathryn Miles (Quakeland) and Mac Smith (Mainers on the Titanic) will be on hand from 1-3 to share their book picks and chat with customers.
  • Fine Print Booksellers
    18 North St, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
    Activities & Authors: 10% off all books on Small Business Saturday New Location: 28 Dock Square, Kennebunkport, Me.
  • Fine Print Booksellers
    28 Dock Square, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
    Activities & Authors: 10% off in stock books 9 am to 6 pm.
  • hello hello books
    316 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841
    Activities & Authors: Fortunes from our Llama Lamp. Free EAT SLEEP READ tote with every purchase of $75 or more. So much newly-arrived merchandise and so many new books. Free advance reading copies of books. Drawings, random coupons, and very happy booknerds.
  • Letterpress Books
    Northgate Plaza, 91 Auburn St., Portland, ME 04103
    Activities & Authors: CHRIS VAN DUSEN will be signing his fantastic books 10:00 am - noon Saturday, Nov 25th, 2017 Sales, Small BizTote bags, Cider & Donuts, and more! Celebrate Portland BUY LOCAL
  • PRINT: A Bookstore
    273 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101


  • Battle Creek Books
    51 Michigan Ave W Ste A, Battle Creek, MI 49017
    Activities & Authors: SHOP Small NOT at the MALL
  • Bookbug
    3019 Oakland Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
  • Brilliant Books
    118 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684
  • Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tearoom
    114 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    Activities & Authors: Free Literary Tea Line Collection Fresh Brewed Samples
  • Forever Books
    312 State St, St. Joseph, MI 49085-2282
    Activities & Authors: Leslie Helakoski signing "Hoot & Honk Just Can't Sleep" from 1-3.
  • Horizon Books
    243 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
    Activities & Authors: Spend $40 and receive free membership or re-enrollment in our discount savings club, a $10 value.
  • Horizon Books
    115 South Mitchell, Cadillac, MI 49601
    Activities & Authors: Spend $40 and receive a free membership or re-enrollment in our discount saving club, a $10 value.
  • Pages Bookshop
    19560 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223
    Activities & Authors: Authors, Mimosas, Giveaways, and more!
  • Reader's World
    194 S. River Avenue, Holland, MI 49423
  • Saturn Booksellers
    127 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735
  • Source Booksellers
    4240 Cass Ave Ste 105, Detroit, MI 48201
    Activities & Authors: Celebrating the Superheroes of Small Business with a Selfie Station featuring Stand with Stacy Mitchell and Indie First Author visit by Jean Alicia Elster
  • The Bookman
    715 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417
    Activities & Authors: Holiday coloring table for children. Fun surprise drawings all day long of gift items. Holiday catalog, 10% savings on entire purchase!


  • Addendum Books
    478 Cleveland Ave S, St. Paul, MN 55105
    Activities & Authors: Indies First celebration with over a dozen local authors throughout the day. Open 11am-5pm. See for details on authors and times.
  • Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery
    112 3rd St W, Park Rapids, MN 56470
    Activities & Authors: Elisa Korenne, signing Hundred Miles to Nowhere, 11-1: Sarah Seidelman signing Swimming with Elephants, 11-3; hot apple cider and Christmas cookies; free totes while supplies last, free book with every purchase while supplies last. Shop our holiday catalog and don't forget to use the 20% coupon!
  • Bexter Book & Copy
    105 2nd Ave SW, Milaca, MN 56353
    Activities & Authors: Milaca's Small Business Saturday
  • Content Bookstore
    314 Division St, Northfield, MN 55057
    Activities & Authors: Content will be celebrating our 3rd Small Business Saturday in style, with coffee and treats in the morning, local celebrity guest booksellers (Ben Percy! Kaethe Schwehn! David Huyck!), and more festive fun throughout the day.
  • Drury Lane Books
    12 E Wisconsin St, Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Activities & Authors: Annual Holiday Sale: 15% off store-wide, 20% off hardcovers
  • Excelsior Bay Books
    36 Water St, Excelsior, MN 55331
    Activities & Authors: We're having a sale on selected items!
  • Fair Trade Books
    320 Bush Street, Red Wing, MN 55066
    Activities & Authors: Fair Trade Books LLC presents Meet the Author of "Small Walt" by Elizabeth Verdick
  • Little Professor Book Center (MN)
    110 W Park Sq, Owatonna, MN 55060
    Activities & Authors: 20%
  • Milkweed Books
    1011 Washington Ave S Ste 107, Minneapolis, MN 55415
    Activities & Authors: ‪The Milkweed Books festivities include 10% off staff recs, guest booksellers from Coffee House Press and Graywolf Press, free coffee & beer, bookstore subscriptions and gift cards. PLUS Alex Lemon reads from FEVERLAND. Join us for #IndiesFirst at downtown Minneapolis’s independent bookstore.‬
  • Moon Palace Books
    3032 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
    Activities & Authors: To celebrate re-opening in our new location and Small Business Saturday, we're offering a bonus $20 gift card when you buy $100 worth of gift cards. Come by and check out our beautiful new space and stock up on books and gift cards.
  • Paperback Exchange
    2227 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419
  • Red Balloon Bookshop
    891 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105
    Activities & Authors: Indies First: Author Booksellers on Small Business Saturday It’s time to shop small in St. Paul! Red Balloon is thrilled to welcome authors Drew Brockington, Rick Chrustowski, Megan Maynor, Melanie Heuiser Hill, Alison McGhee, and 2017 Newbery Medalist Kelly Barnhill as guest booksellers!
  • Scout & Morgan Books
    114 Buchanan St N, Cambridge, MN 55008
    Activities & Authors: Store-wide sale on all used books and a special coupon for a big discount on a book or other merchandise of your choosing. Book give-aways, along with tote bags and other items (while supplies last). Friday-Sunday.
  • The Owl Books & Brew
    411 E 1st Ave, Osakis, MN 56360
  • Valley Bookseller
    217 Main St N, Stillwater, MN 55082
    Activities & Authors: Buy $100 in gift cards and get a free $20 gift card, Good-to-Go Gift Combos 20% off, drawing for Gabriela American Girl Doll and Book #1 (one entry with purchase), Giveaway - $5 gift card to first 25 customers (with purchase).
  • Zenith Bookstore
    318 N Central Ave., Duluth, MN 55807
    Activities & Authors: Local author signings


  • Downtown Book & Toy
    125 E High St, Jefferson City, MO 65101
    Activities & Authors: Author Signing with Allen Eskins 11.:30-1:30. In-store special discounts, giveaways .
  • Left Bank Books
    399 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108
    Activities & Authors: Get holiday gift recommendations from local authors and experts Mariah Richardson, Jill Orr, Sonja Petermann, Antony John, Jessica Baran, and Rebecca Schuman! Then, grab a drink while DJ crimdollacray spins records at a special Happy Hour to benefit the River City Readers program!
  • Neighborhood Reads
    401 Lafayette St, Washington, MO 63090
    Activities & Authors: Holiday Author Tour with Reedy Press Meet Cameron Collins, "Lost Treasures of St. Louis,” Amanda Doyle, "Missouri Almanac,” Bill Hart, "Historic Missouri Roadsides," Brendon Steenbergen, "Mizzou Sports Through the Ages," and Jo Ann Kargus, "Route 66 Splendor," at the bookstore from 1-3 pm.
  • The Book House (STL)
    7352 Manchester, St. Louis, MO 63143
    Activities & Authors: WOW! Booksigning and interview with Ed Wheatley and Bill Rogers, authors of the "St Louis Browns", live music by Joey Konig and Rich Egan, original artwork for sale by Patrick Weck and many, many more books, new, used, rare, eclectic and unusual.


  • Lorelei Books
    1103 Washington St, Vicksburg, MS 39183
    Activities & Authors: Lorelei Books encourages customers to Take the Title, with games galore throughout the day - crosswords, Scrabble speed rounds, special storytime for Little Lore Lovers. Reminding Vicksburg shoppers that when they buy locally, we all win!
  • Square Books
    160 Courthouse Sq, Oxford, MS 38655


  • Fact & Fiction Downtown
    220 N Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802
  • The Bookstore (MT)
    26 N Idaho St, Dillon, MT 59725
    Activities & Authors: Book signing featuring local author Fran David
  • This House of Books
    224 N. Broadway, Billings, MT 59101


  • Bookmarks
    634 W 4th Ste 110, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    Activities & Authors: 10:30am Storytime, 1:30am Illustration Workshop, Food Trucks, Recommendations for everyone on your holiday shopping list, Prep for Holiday cooking with local chefs and cookbook authors, Personal Shopping with Bookmarks staff, & Parapalooza!
  • Books To Be Red
    34 School Rd, Ocracoke, NC 27960
    Activities & Authors: open house with door prizes, food, beverages, and special sales
  • Bright Leaf Books
    227 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    Activities & Authors: Come out to Bright Leaf Books on Small Business Saturday for a storewide sale! Find great deals on new and used books, as well as cards and notebooks.
  • Firestorm Books & Café
    610 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
    Activities & Authors: Get 10% back on every book purchase, enter a raffle for gift certificates and new release titles, and enjoy free gift wrapping service. More details at
  • Flyleaf Books
    752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    Activities & Authors: small treats and refreshments all day long! Special Staff Recommendation displays of our favorite books of the year
  • Foggy Pine Books
    444 W King St, Boone, NC 28607
    Activities & Authors: We're opening early at 10am & closing at 8pm. Giveaways all day, including canvas bags to the first 15 customers. The entire store will be 10% off & the bargain books will be 50% off. From 6-8pm, we'll be serving free wine to customers over 21 years old.
  • Highland Books
    277 N Broad St, Brevard, NC 28712
  • Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
    55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801
    Activities & Authors: Some of 2017's star authors return as booksellers for the day, plus non-competitive, cooperative games, seasonal drinks in the cafe and good feelings all around as you put your shopping dollars right back into your community.
  • Pomegranate Books
    4418 Park Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403
    Activities & Authors: Block-wide scavenger hunt, local author reading with Judith Fuller, and great sales.
  • Quail Ridge Books
    4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609
    Activities & Authors: Delicious home-baked cookies all day Hourly drawings for a free bag of books (must be present to win) The Raleigh Boychoir will perform at 10 am Each shopper who purchases something on the 25th will receive a coupon for use Nov. 27-Dec. 31, good for $10 off any purchase of $25 or more
  • Read With Me, A Children's Book & Art Shop
    111 E Hargett St Ste 110, Raleigh, NC 27601
    Activities & Authors: Shop Small DTRaleigh
  • Spellbound Children's Bookshop
    640 Merrimon Ave Ste 204, Asheville, NC 28804
  • The Regulator Bookshop
    720 9th St, Durham, NC 27705
    Activities & Authors: Celebrate Indies First 2017 on 11/25 at The Regulator Bookshop! Choose from dozens of our best titles on sale at 20% off -- and come by to enter a free raffle for a chance to win one of four $50. (fifty-dollar) gift certificates! #ShopLocal


  • Main Street Books (ND)
    8 Main St S, Minot, ND 58701
    Activities & Authors: Guest Booksellers and librarians from local schools vie for a chance to win a $250 shopping spree for their school. Main Street Books is also offering a free reusable bag with a purchase of $25 or more and 20% off any one item in the store.


  • A Novel Idea Bookstore
    118 N 14th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
    Activities & Authors: Homemade Gingerbread & Sugar Cookie and Hot Cider "Cats, Books, Life is Good" Calendars for sale FREE Magnets All new displays for the Holiday Season
  • Francie & Finch Bookshop
    130 S. 13th Street, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68508
    Activities & Authors: Shop Local and Save 10% on all in-store purchases. Save up to 80% on Audio Books. Register to win a $200 shopping spree. Free gift wrap.
  • The Bookworm of Omaha
    Loveland Center, Omaha, NE 68124
    Activities & Authors: Small Business Saturday and Indies First Day - Thank you for being a big supporter of small business and your neighborhood.


  • Gibson's Bookstore
    45 South Main Street, Concord, NH 03301


  • BookTowne
    171 Main St, Manasquan, NJ 08736
    Activities & Authors: We have dedicated the events to our local authors! Cate Holahan 12pm-1pm signing Lies She Told;Francis Bitterly, The Yoga of True Wealth, 1PM-2PM, and Marcia Dente, to feature Seaside Heights from 2pm-3pm! We'll be serving refreshments and promoting select specials. Bring on the holidays!
  • Eleventh Step Books
    31 Haddon Ave, Haddon Township, NJ 08108
    Activities & Authors: 15 % off all books in store all day
  • The :Bookworm
    99 Claremont Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
    Activities & Authors: 15% off All Day, refreshments
  • The Clinton Book Shop
    12 E Main St, Clinton, NJ 08809
    Activities & Authors: A Celebration Of Children's Books featuring authors and illustrators reading and signing their books. Featured guests include, A.N. Kang (Papillon Goes To The Vet), Tom Booth (Don't Blink), Brian Biggs (This is not a Normal Animal Book), and Jennifer Hansen Rolli )Claudia & Moth).
  • The Curious Reader
    229 Rock Road, Glen Rock, NJ 07452
    Activities & Authors: Storytime with Joshua David Stein, author of CAN I EAT THAT? and WHAT'S COOKING? (Phaidon) Event starts at 11AM
  • The Town Book Store
    270 E Broad St, Westfield, NJ 07090
    Activities & Authors: Laura Sassi, children's author, from 11-1 PM. Robin Newman, children’s author, from 1-3 PM who is the adapter of the official tie-in to the new Sesame Christmas special airing on PBS in 2017, Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas.
  • WORD Bookstores
    123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302-2811
  • [words] Bookstore
    179 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
    Activities & Authors: Store-wide celebration plus surprise visits from select local guest authors


  • Bookworks (NM)
    Flying Star Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87107
    Activities & Authors: Bookworks Small Business Saturday with Skiing New Mexico author Daniel Gibson, Swimming with Elephants Poetry, and music with Singer Songwriter Lara Manzanares and Eilleen and the Inbetweens
  • Bowlin's Mesilla Book Center
    2360 Calle Principal, Mesilla, NM 88046
    Activities & Authors: 10% off current political books
  • Casa Camino Real
    314 South Tornillo Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001
    Activities & Authors: Gratitude Saturday: Half Price Book Sale, Giveaways and Mexican Hot Chocolate
  • Page 1 Books
    Mountain Run Center, Albuquerque, NM 87111
    Activities & Authors: Eight NM authors serving as guest booksellers 10:30 am-5:00 pm. Plus raffle drawings for book prizes.
  • Title Wave Books (NM)
    2318 Wisconsin St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
    Activities & Authors: Local Artisan Fair and Open Mic Event!


  • Battenkill Books
    15 E Main St, Cambridge, NY 12816
    Activities & Authors: Free Tote Bag Giveaway
  • Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza
    1475 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203
    Activities & Authors: Rocco and Linda Maniscalco will be signing and discussing their cookbook, Italian Christmas Eve: The Feast of Seven Fishes
  • Books of Wonder
    217 West 84th Street, New York, NY 10024
    Activities & Authors: LAUNCH EVENT for BOLIVAR by SEAN RUBIN! Join us for a joyous launch event with graphic novel author and artist Sean Rubin as he presents his wonderful new book about a dinosaur named Bolivar who lives in modern day NYC! From 3-5pm.
  • Books of Wonder
    18 W 18TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10011
    Activities & Authors: STORYTIME DELUXE! Join us for a storytime every 2 hours with a different picture book author & artist! Reading and drawing for us will be Sergio Ruzzier at 11am, Caldecott Medalist Paul O. Zelinsky at 1pm, Steve Light at 3pm, and Caldecott Medalist Brian Floca at 5pm.
  • Booksy Galore
    67 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge, NY 10576
    Activities & Authors: Store Specials, Spinning Records, and A Sanctuary from Mall Madness!
  • Card Carrying Books & Gifts
    Market Street, Corning, NY 14830
    Activities & Authors: Card Carrying Books & Gifts will offer a free sticker with a $10 purchase and a free, exclusive "Feminism = Optimism" pint glass with a $50 purchase!
  • Gansevoort House Books
    410 Canal Pl, Little Falls, NY 13365
  • Greenlight Bookstore
    632 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    Activities & Authors: Greenlight’s First Anniversary in Prospect Lefferts Gardens! Join us for 20% off throughout the store a to celebrate our one-year anniversary, plus hot cider and other treats throughout the day!
  • Kew & Willow Books
    81-63 Lefferts Blvd, Kew Gardens, NY 11415
    Activities & Authors: Join us as we celebrate our very first Indies First Saturday. We will have a special storytime hour starting at 2PM with Aram Kim, author of No Kimchi for Me. Throughout the weekend, we will have a 15% discount on all our new releases, giveaways, and more!
  • Market Block Books
    290 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
  • Merritt Bookstore
    57 Front Street, Millbrook, NY 12545
    Activities & Authors: All day shopping and Michael Korda at 1:30!
  • Oblong Books and Music
    26 Main St, Millerton, NY 12546
    Activities & Authors: Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 presents JAN BRETT - "The Mermaid" 10am Rhinebeck High School, 45 N. Park Rd. Rhinebeck, NY 12572
  • Postmark Books
    449 Main St, Rosendale, NY 12472
    Activities & Authors: Warm up with hot chocolate, cookies, and 30% off all holiday titles and cards!
  • Scattered Books
    29 King St, Chappaqua, NY 10514
    Activities & Authors: Snowflake Charity Drive, 10% Off Hardcovers, Free Coffee Bar & Free Holiday Crafts for Kids
  • Talking Leaves Elmwood
    951 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
  • The Bookstore Plus Music & Art
    2491 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946
    Activities & Authors: Author signing with Richard Manichello 3-5 PM and Kate Messner 4-6. Richard will be autographing copies of his book "Maia: A Cold War Novel" and Kate will be signing all her great kids books and recommending other great books for all the kids on your holiday shopping list
  • The Dog Eared Book
    208 E Main St, Palmyra, NY 14522
    Activities & Authors: The village of Palmyra, NY is hosting a Candlelight Night! Every store is staying open till 8 pm & lining the sidewalks with luminaries. There will be caroling & free hay rides on Main St! The Dog Eared Book will be offering 15% off your entire purchase all day along with some great giveaways!
  • The Open Door Bookstore
    128 Jay St, Schenectady, NY 12305
    Activities & Authors: Raffles, giveaways, good times and more!
  • The River's End Bookstore
    19 W Bridge St, Oswego, NY 13126
    Activities & Authors: Local Authors Celebrate Indies First on Small Business Saturday! 11:00 AM The Whiskey Bottle Conversation by David Leonard; 2:00 PM Just Two Girls by Rachael Ikins; and at 4:00 PM The Golden Shore by Jo Ann Butler. Hot Mulled Cider and Home Made Goodies will be served throughout the day.
  • The Three Arts Bookshop
    3 Collegeview Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
  • The Treehouse Reading and Arts Center
    587 Main St Ste 304, New York Mills, NY 13417
    Activities & Authors: Find the New Hartford Snowman!
  • The Village Bookstore (NY)
    10 Washington Ave, Pleasantville, NY 10570
    Activities & Authors: Local authors will be at the store to help customers choose books. Gary Golio, Susanna Reich, Joe Wallace, David Neilsen.
  • Turn of the Corkscrew
    110 N Park Ave Fl 1, Rockville Center, NY 11570
    Activities & Authors: Blind Date with a Book & So Much More! With any book purchase, you may select an advanced reader copy from a variety of books covered in brown paper with a few hints written on the outside of what they may be.
  • WORD Bookstores
    126, Brooklyn, NY 22111


  • Appletree Books
    12419 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
    Activities & Authors: Appletree Books will host ocal author, Rev. Sharon Seyfarth Garner author "Mandalas, Candles, and Prayer: A Simply Centered Advent", Better Bit of Butter, MegoCrafts, and 3-19 Coffee, fair trade coffee with tins featuring Cleveland artists!
  • Gathering Volumes
    196 E. South Boundary, Perrysburg, OH 43551
    Activities & Authors: Gathering Volumes will host a Small Business Saturday welcome center. We will be hosting authors Chelsea Bobulski & Sherry Stanfa-Stanley. Customers will receive free gifts with purchases of $20 or more. Bargain Books and Used Books will be discounted.
  • Gramercy Books
    2424 E Main St Ste 100, Bexley, OH 43209
    Activities & Authors: Bring a canned food item for Mid-Ohio Food Bank to Gramercy Books and receive 15% off your entire purchase.
  • Loganberry Books
    13015 Larchmere Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44120
    Activities & Authors: Friday, November 24th book signings: 11am Romona Robinson, A Dirt Road to Somewhere; 1pm Keith Allen, What a Mess!; 3pm Marcia Krauss, George Szell's Reign Saturday, November 25th book signings: 1pm Laura DeMarco, Lost Cleveland; 3pm Malu Halasa, Mother of All Pigs
  • Mac's Backs
    1820 Coventry Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
    Activities & Authors: Booksigning with Mike Belkin & Carlo Wolff, authors of Socks, Sports, Rock and Art from 1-2 p.m. Specials, book and merchandise raffle and sweet treats throughout the day
  • Main Street Books
    104 N Main St, Mansfield, OH 44902
    Activities & Authors: Book Signing with Kerry Winfrey, author of "Love and Other Alien Experiences"
  • The Book Rack
    8315 Beechmont Ave Ste 23, Cincinnati, OH 45255
  • The Bookshelf (OH)
    7754 Camargo Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45243
    Activities & Authors: Authors Wendy Hart Beckman and Jan Sherbin will be signing their books 8 Wonders of Cincinnati and Hip, Hippo Hooray for Fiona from 11:00-1:00. Toys, games and plush 20% off
  • The Learned Owl Book Shop
    204 N Main St, Hudson, OH 44236
    Activities & Authors: Local Author, Laura Freeman, will be here from 1-3 signing copies of her historical fiction novels.


  • Another Chapter Bookstore
    9455 Owasso Expressway Ste J, Owasso, OK 74055
  • Best of Books
    Kickingbird Square, Edmond, OK 73034
    Activities & Authors: Santa will visit Best of Books at 11:00am and author signings throughout the day. Special discounts throughout day. Giving away Book Lovers Calendar with $100 purchase.
  • Brace Books & More
    2205 N 14th St, Ponca City, OK 74601
    Activities & Authors: Ree Drummond cookbook signing


  • Beach Books
    616 Broadway St, Seaside, OR 97138
    Activities & Authors: Drawings, treats, discounts. And author Mike Rich.
  • Bloomsbury Books
    290 E Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520
  • Bob's Beach Books
    1747 NW Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367
    Activities & Authors: Book and gift giveaways while supplies last.
  • Broadway Books
    1714 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232
    Activities & Authors: Joining us will be Kate Carroll de Gutes, Willy Vlautin, Liz Crain, Rene Denfeld, Amy Stewart, Lidia Yuknavitch, Elena Pasarella, Jenny Forrester, Bill Lascher, Karen Karbo, Leni Zumas, Fonda Lee, Arn Strasser, Karen Locke, Marcy Houle, and perhaps a few more. See our website for times and details.
  • Dudley's Bookshop Cafe
    135 NW Minnesota Ave, Bend, OR 97701
    Activities & Authors: 10% off Paperbacks, 20% off Hardbacks, 30% off Used Books 11-1pm Gary Lewis (Fishing Central Oregon, Going Ballistic) 11-1pm Bob Sandberg (XC3) 12-1pm Spencer Cohn (Beat The Boss: Win In The Workplace) 2-3:30 Peter Shelton (Tracks In The Snow)
  • Flourish Mercantile
    353 W 6th Ave, Junction City, OR 97448
    Activities & Authors: Shop Small Shop Local Books, Gifts at Flourish Mercantile in Junction City Oregon
  • Grass Roots Books & Music
    227 SW 2nd St, Corvallis, OR 97333
    Activities & Authors: We are excited to announce some of our author-visitors for Indies First 2017: Margaret Anderson, Kathleen Dean Moore, Bonnie Arning, John Addiego, Rick Borsten, and Alison Clement. They will be available to make book suggestions, chat about their work, and sign their books.
  • Green Bean Books
    1600 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
    Activities & Authors: Mysterious Book Extravaganza at Green Bean Books to celebrate INDIES FIRST DAY! We'll be giving away mystery books all day long to people who buy a book to show our gratitude for their support! We'll also be having a mystery themed story time for kids at Noon, so come on down!
  • Herringbone Books
    422 SW 6th St, Redmond, OR 97756
    Activities & Authors: 2nd Year Anniversary Extravaganza
  • J. Michaels Books
    160 E Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401
    Activities & Authors: Guest Booksellers from 2-4PM Authors Cai Emmons, Miriam Gershow, Michael Copperman, and Peter Hoffmeister
  • Jan's Paperbacks
    18095 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy, Aloha, OR 97006
    Activities & Authors: Historical Romance Tea & Signing
  • Lucy's Books
    348 12th St, Astoria, OR 97103
  • Roundabout Books
    900 NW Mt Washington Dr Ste 110, Bend, OR 97703
    Activities & Authors: We are welcoming local authors as guest booksellers for the day.
  • Waucoma Bookstore
    212 Oak St, Hood River, OR 97031
    Activities & Authors: Annual calendar sale: 25% off calendars in-stock at the bookstore


  • Book and Puppet Company
    466 Northampton Street, Easton, PA 18042
  • Children's Book World (PA)
    17 Haverford Station Rd, Haverford, PA 19041
    Activities & Authors: Amy Ignatow will be our guest bookseller starting at 12:30!
  • City of Asylum Pittsburgh
    40 W North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
  • Eifrig Publishing
    PO Box 66, Lemont, PA 16851
  • Firefly Bookstore
    271 W Main St, Kutztown, PA 19530
    Activities & Authors: Small Business Saturday Firefly Sale: join us for specials, give-a-ways, refreshments and more in the store all day, 9 am- 9 pm!
  • Just One More Page Books
    25 E Tioga St, Tunkhannock, PA 18657
  • Lahaska Bookshop
    162A Route 263, Lahaska, PA 18931
    Activities & Authors: Prizes, refreshments, cat adoption, more! 11:30–2pm Stephanie Thomas–local English teacher; 12–3pm Linda Reider, Bucks Cty SPCA; 2:30–5pm Tiffany Schmidt, YA author (Once Upon a Crime Family, Send Me a Sign); 2:30–5pm Dawn Zahorik, Penguin Books; Write a haiku, get a FREE copy of Milk and Honey
  • Let's Play Books!
    244 Main Street, Emmaus, PA 18049
    Activities & Authors: In Emmaus - Celebrating our Authors, our Readers, and our Small Businesses! Author Extravaganza at 1pm - featuring Paul Acampora, Dave Howard, Victoria Jamieson, Mark Magro, David Lubar and Bob McLeod!
  • Main Point Books
    116 N Wayne Ave, Wayne, PA 19087
    Activities & Authors: MAIN POINT BOOKS
  • Moravian Book Shop
    428 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018
  • Newtown Bookshop
    2835 S Eagle Rd, Newtown, PA 18940
    Activities & Authors: Children's Author Katey Howes will be with us featuring her new book "Grandmother Thorn" and having fun with the kids doing some crafts from 1-3pm. Store Wide Promotions and Refreshments.
  • Open Book Bookstore
    1100 Melrose Ave, Elkins Park, PA 19027
    Activities & Authors: Sales! Specials! Giveaways! Open Book Bookstore mugs!
  • Penguin Bookshop
    417 1/2 Beaver Street, Sewickley, PA 15143-1501
    Activities & Authors: Young Adult Author, Christina June, author of "It Started with Good-Bye" and the upcoming "Everywhere You Want to Be" will be our guest bookseller from 11:00am - 12:00PM!
  • Riverstone Books
    8850 Covenant Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    Activities & Authors: Local independent and/or self-published authors as handsellers throughout the day
  • The Book Stall
    3604 5th Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Activities & Authors: Scavenger hunt, Gift Cards raffles, story time with treats and good pricing.
  • The Doylestown Bookshop
    16 S Main St, Doylestown, PA 18901
    Activities & Authors: Join us Saturday from 10am-5pm for giveaways and prizes, snacks and refreshments, and meet & greets with local authors and community members!
  • Towne Book Center & Cafe
    220 Plaza Dr Ste B3, Collegeville, PA 19426
    Activities & Authors: 10 am - Author Jon McGoran 12 pm - Local author Al Cassidy 2pm - Zootopia Tea Party (RSVP required - 610-454-0640) 4pm - Wine Glass Painting with Local Artist


  • Savoy Bookshop & Café
    10 Canal St., Westerly , RI 02891
  • Spring Street Bookstore
    42 Spring St, Unit 1, Newport, RI 02840-2979


  • Ed's Editions
    406 Meeting St, West Columbia, SC 29169
    Activities & Authors: 10% off all books and merchandise!
  • Fiction Addiction
    1175 Woods Crossing Rd Ste 5, Greenville, SC 29607
    Activities & Authors: Small Business & Small Press Saturday Author Signing at Fiction Addiction
  • Itinerant Literate Books/Ink Meets Paper
    4411 Spruill Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405
    Activities & Authors: Local Love Pop-Up Shop: hosted in tandem with local letterpress Ink Meets Paper, this small business/local crafters market is just what locals need for getting a jump-start on their holiday shopping.
  • NeverMore Books
    702 Craven St, Beaufort, SC 29902
    Activities & Authors: Book Signing and Reception with Nicole Seitz, author of The Cage-Maker. 3-4pm Saturday, November 25th
  • The Storybook Shoppe
    41A Calhoun St, Bluffton, SC 29910
    Activities & Authors: sculpture in the Garden with Lisa Kerr Dunn. Join us as Lisa reads from her new book and we create sculptures in our front garden.


  • Whimsy on Main
    214 S Main St, Milbank, SD 57252


  • Burke's Book Store
    936 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104
    Activities & Authors: Local authors John Stevenson (LIbertyland) and Robert Dye (Memphis: Birthplace of Rock and Roll) will be signing copies of their books, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Parnassus Books
    3900 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215
    Activities & Authors: Parnassus will have local authors on hand to make book recommendations, wrap gifts for customers, and spread holiday cheer. We’ll also be donating a portion of our proceeds, as part of a local give-back movement, IndieNashGiving, to two charities: Shower the People and The Nashville Food Project.


  • BIBLIOBAR at Lakewood Brewing Co.
    2302 Executive Dr, Garland, TX 75041
    Activities & Authors: BIBLIOBAR is hosting a Pop-Up Bookstore at Lakewood Brewing Company!
  • Blue Willow Bookshop
    14532 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079
    Activities & Authors: 11 am - Story time with librarians from Kendall Neighborhood Library 4 pm - Literary cocktails & top 2017 book recommendations Light bites & ARC giveaway A portion of sales will be donated to the HPL Foundation, benefitting the Kendall Neighborhood Library, which flooded during Hurricane Harvey.
  • BookPeople
    603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
    Activities & Authors: Shop Local This Holiday Season!
  • BookWoman
    5501 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite A-105, Austin, TX 78751
    Activities & Authors: We'll be giving away free ARCs -- advance reader's copies -- with every $15 purchase. AND all Children’s Picture Books and Young Adult titles will be 15% off all day.
  • Burrowing Owl Books
    419 16th St, Canyon, TX 79015
  • Murder By the Book
    2342 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005
    Activities & Authors: At 2:00 we'll host a special "Best of 2017" edition of MBTB Recommends. The staff will share their favorite reads of 2017, and you'll also get a preview of our 2017 Advent Titles. All Recommends and Advent titles will be discounted. We'll also be serving wine and refreshments throughout the day.
  • Once & Again Books Texas
    379 Sawdust Rd, Spring, TX 77380
    Activities & Authors: Everyday savings on an ever-growing selection of new books.
  • Sententia Vera Bookshop
    4002 E Hwy 290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
    Activities & Authors: #ShopSmall Saturday Open House at the SV Cultural Hub 10 AM - 4 PM | Light Refreshments & Door Raffles
  • Texas Star Trading Co.
    174 Cypress St., Abilene, TX 79601
    Activities & Authors: Meet the artist -- Katelyn Goodman, designer of a MOMA pop-up Christmas card.
  • The Dock Bookshop
    6637 Meadowbrook Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76112
    Activities & Authors: Reading Wonderland Free fun for the entire family. Enjoy children's story time, pizza party, drumming and more! 4-6pm View more at
  • The Twig Book Shop
    306 Pearl Parkway Suite 106, San Antonio, TX 78215
    Activities & Authors: Author Lewis Fisher signing Maverick: The American Name That Became a Legend 11:00-1:00


  • The King's English Bookshop
    1511 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
    Activities & Authors: Make merry at the bookshop as we continue the INDIES FIRST! tradition of inviting authors to "work" as booksellers, recommending their favorite reads for the holidays.Our guest authors today will be Gabriel Tallent (My Absolute Darling) and Jennifer Adams (the BabyLit series) from 6-8pm.
  • The Printed Garden
    9445 S Union Square, Sandy, UT 84070
    Activities & Authors: Holiday Shop Gift Guide Event - 1-4 p.m. Picture book author and artist team Amy and Greg Newbold, Babylit board book author Jennifer Adams, young adult author Caitlin Sangster, and author/artist Anders Roseberg will be signing and personalizing their books to create unique gift opportunities.


  • Bards Alley
    110 Church St NW, Vienna, VA 22180
    Activities & Authors: Come for giveaways all day long and for our guest booksellers, including children's book author Laura Murray ("The Gingerbread Man" series); Mary Rand Hess, co-author with Newbury Award Winner Kwame Alexander of "Solo"; and Ian Caldwell of "The Rule of Four" and "The Fifth Gospel."
  • Book No Further
    16 Church Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24011
    Activities & Authors: 10 am-4 pm: Local Writers Signing - Chat with local authors about their books and what’s next. Confirmed: Betsy Ashton: Terah Cox, Melody Warnick, Elizabeth Poliner, Frances Barnhart; 2:30 pm Learn practical parking lot safety tips from “FEAR-less” author Logan Doughty.
  • Book People (VA)
    536 Granite Ave, Richmond, VA 23226
  • Books and Crannies
    50 E. Church Street Suite 4, Martinsville, VA 24112
  • Chapters Bookshop
    101 E Grayson St, Galax, VA 24333
    Activities & Authors: Three days of events: a book talk and signing featuring Emily Nunn on Nov. 24; Small Business Saturday activities on Nov. 25 featuring author C. David Gelly; and extended hours kick off our Santa Shops Small campaign on Nov. 26. Please visit for more information.
  • Hooray for Books!
    1555 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
    Activities & Authors: 10:30 am Wee Ones Story Time with author Michael Muller and his adorable Boston Terrier, Mirabelle. 12 pm – 3 pm Santa and Mrs. Claus visit the bookstore! Make a HFB gift card donation to support Alexandria Domestic Violence Program’s Holiday Party to reserve your 5-minute slot.
  • New Dominion Bookshop
    404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    Activities & Authors: Hannah Barnaby Guest Bookseller and Reading
  • One More Page Books
    2200 N Westmoreland St Ste 101, Arlington, VA 22213
    Activities & Authors: Meet Indies First Spokesperson Jason Reynolds, the Boozy Booksellers and much more! On the spot raffles all day long + coffee & donuts + all our #OMPREADS
  • Scrawl Books
    Urban Pop at Reston Station, Reston, VA 20190
    Activities & Authors: Celebrate Small Business Saturday with the smallest of the small, the shops at Urban Pop. Come by from 12-6 for fun, treats, and free gifts with purchase.
  • The Fountain Bookstore
    1312 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219
    Activities & Authors: Meet the Grinch! Plus special events and giveaways all day!
  • Winchester Book Gallery
    185 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601
    Activities & Authors: Open 10am-10pm and are excited to welcome 4 great authors during Indies First Saturday: Ellen Crosby who will sign her new book - Vineyard Victims from 11am-1 pm, Austin Gisriel (1-3pm), Sofie Couch (3-5 pm) and Bob Tecklenburg. Stop by to say hello, and let them help you pick out the perfect gifts!


  • Bear Pond Books (Montpelier)
    77 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602
    Activities & Authors: A Farm For Maisie Book Signing with authors John & Jennifer Churchman
  • Next Chapter Bookstore
    162 N Main St Ste 100, Barre, VT 05641
    Activities & Authors: Storytime with Farmer John and Jennifer Churchman 10:30 am
  • Northshire Bookstore
    4869 Main St, Manchester Center, VT 05255
  • Norwich Bookstore
    291 Main St, Norwich, VT 05055
    Activities & Authors: Tomie dePaola, beloved children's book author and illustrator will be on hand to sign books 10:30 - noon.
  • Phoenix Books (VT)
    2 Carmichael St #2, Essex Junction, VT 05452
    Activities & Authors: On Small Business Saturday, get a free "Eat. Sleep. Read." reusable tote with a $30 purchase - or a free Phoenix Books ChicoBag (that folds up into a built-in pouch and is made from 100% recycled fiber) with a $75 purchase. (Some exclusions apply.)
  • Phoenix Books Burlington
    191 Bank Street, Burlington, VT 05401
    Activities & Authors: On Small Business Saturday, get a free "Eat. Sleep. Read." reusable tote with a $30 purchase - or a free Phoenix Books ChicoBag (that folds up into a built-in pouch and is made from 100% recycled fiber) with a $75 purchase. (Some exclusions apply.)
  • Phoenix Books Misty Valley
    58 Common Street, Chester, VT 05143
    Activities & Authors: On Small Business Saturday, get a free "Eat. Sleep. Read." reusable tote with a $30 purchase - or a free Phoenix Books ChicoBag (that folds up into a built-in pouch and is made from 100% recycled fiber) with a $75 purchase. (Some exclusions apply.)
  • Phoenix Books Rutland
    2 Center Street, Rutland, VT 05701
    Activities & Authors: On Small Business Saturday, get a free "Eat. Sleep. Read." reusable tote with a $30 purchase - or a free Phoenix Books ChicoBag (that folds up into a built-in pouch and is made from 100% recycled fiber) with a $75 purchase. (Some exclusions apply.)
  • Star Cat Books
    157 Main St, Bradford, VT 05033
    Activities & Authors: Book Signing/Q&A/Reading Dean Whitlock, FINN'S CLOCK
  • The Eloquent Page Bookstore
    70 N. Main Street, St. Albans, VT 05478
    Activities & Authors: 25th Anniversary - Small Business Saturday Celebration! Join me in celebrating twenty-five years in downtown St. Albans with 25% off all used books in the store!
  • The Flying Pig Bookstore
    5247 Shelburne Rd Ste 102, Shelburne, VT 05482
    Activities & Authors: Store-wide sale + NY Times-bestselling authors Jennifer and John Churchman and sheepdog Maisie will be at the Flying Pig at 2 pm, Saturday Nov. 25, to celebrate A Farm for Maisie. All Sweet Pea & Friends books will be available for autographing. Maisie will be on-hand for photo ops and adoration.


  • A Book For All Seasons
    703 US Highway 2, Leavenworth, WA 98826
    Activities & Authors: Small Business Saturday at A Book For All Seasons -- nothing beats an in-store experience! Our friendly, knowledgeable staff like nothing better than to discuss favorite books, and are happy to add that special touch of class to holiday wrapping.
  • A Good Book Cafe
    1014 Main St, Sumner, WA 98390
    Activities & Authors: Buy three new books, get the fourth new book FREE! (equal or lesser price)
  • Arundel Books
    212 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
    Activities & Authors: Author Linea Johnson signs her book "Perfect Chaos" and tries to run the bookstore without training from 1-2pm - "Chaos" ensues. 20% off all day with secret password "Chaos", plus bubbly refreshments & treats.
  • Auntie's Bookstore
    402 W Main Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
    Activities & Authors: Authors Sharma Shields, Chelsea Martin, Tod Marshall, Jack Nisbet, and more will be available to help customers with their holiday shopping!
  • Book 'n' Brush
    518 N Market Blvd, Chehalis, WA 98532
    Activities & Authors: Nutcraker ballet character here for story time
  • Book Larder
    4252 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
    Activities & Authors: We will have cooking demos, Sweet Lo's Ice Cream for sale, chai tasting, and more!
  • Brick & Mortar Books
    7430 164th Ave NE Ste B105, Redmond, WA 98052
    Activities & Authors: Author signings from Kazu Kibuishi at 10:00 am (Amulet) and Kevan Atteberry at 2:00 pm (I Love you More than the Smell of Swamp Gas). We will also have giveaways.
  • Browsers Bookshop
    107 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501
    Activities & Authors: Browsers Books in Olympia is celebrating Indies First this Saturday from 2-3:30 p.m. Stop by to meet your local Olympia authors Jim Lynch, Nikki McClure, Lauren Danner, Corinna Luykens, Chris Maynard, and Maria Ruth. We'll be there to sign our books, sip wine, and chat...
  • Eagle Harbor Book Company
    157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
    Activities & Authors: Authors, hot cider and treats, and games and prizes!
  • Edmonds Bookshop
    111 5th Avd s, Edmonds, WA 98020
    Activities & Authors: Autographed books available, free gift wrap, gift of Jefferson flyer with purchase (you'll have to come in to see what that is) and cookies!
  • Harbor Books & Gifts
    510 West 1st Street, Aberdeen, WA 98520
    Activities & Authors: We're Closed for Small Business Saturday, but open for the event on Cyber Monday.
  • Liberty Bay Books
    409 Pacific Ave, BREMERTON, WA 98337
    Activities & Authors: Indies First Local Authors Richard Baker 12-1p,
  • Liberty Bay Books
    18881 D Front Street NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370
    Activities & Authors: Local Authors, Suzanne Selfors, Lynn Brunelle, Carol Cassella, David Buerge at Poulsbo Liberty Bay Books
  • Magnolia's Bookstore
    3206 W McGraw St, Seattle, WA 98199
    Activities & Authors: Molly Hashimoto discussing and signing her book, "Colors of the West: An Artist's Guide to Nature's Palate." 4 to 6 p.m. Treats all day, and free "Eat Sleep Read" reuseable bags to first 30 customers spending over $75 or more.
  • Page 2 Books
    457 SW 152nd St, Burien, WA 98166
    Activities & Authors: We will have at least six local authors in our store. Please come by and meet a great author at Page 2 Books: Elise Hooper, Kelly Jones, Sonja and Jeff Anderson, Ann Haywood Leal,and Michele Bacon.
  • Queen Anne Book Company
    1811 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
    Activities & Authors: 10 Authors as Booksellers for Day --Laurie Frankel, Jennie Shortridge, Kevin O'Brien, Wendy Wahlman, Deb Caletti, Shannon Evans, Suzanne Kaufman, David Barnes, Doug Early, and Mark Holtzen. Free Gifts with purchases over $75 - while supplies last
  • Secret Garden Bookshop
    2214 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107
    Activities & Authors: A veritable army of our author illustrator friends will be taking one hour shifts throughout the day as booksellers . . . making recommendations to our customers so they can find just the right book for every person on their shopping list!
  • The Neverending Bookshop
    10123 Main Place Suite 2, Bothell, WA 98011
    Activities & Authors: Local author James D. Macon with his newest fantasy novel "Practitioner of the Arts" will be at The Neverending Bookshop at noon.
  • Third Place Books
    17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    Activities & Authors: Spend $50, get a $10 gift card
  • Third Place Books - Ravenna
    6504 20th Ave NE, Seattle , WA 98115
    Activities & Authors: Spend $50 get a $10 gift card
  • Third Place Books - Seward Park
    5041 Wilson Ave S, Seattle , WA 98118
    Activities & Authors: Spend $50 get a $10 gift card
  • Village Books
    1200 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225
    Activities & Authors: Local authors Clete Smith (noon-2 p.m.) and Craig Romano (2-4 p.m.) will work Indies First shifts. From 5:30-8 p.m., Native American flautist Peter Ali will provide live music. This weekend is also the kick-off of Winterfest in Fairhaven. Visit for details.
  • Village Books - Lynden
    430 Front Street, Lynden, WA 98264
    Activities & Authors: At Village Books and Paper Dreams' Lynden store, local author Jes Stone will be on hand from 2-4 p.m. to sign copies of her new book and to talk about her favorite books this season.
  • Vintage Books
    6613 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661
    Activities & Authors: Vintage Books has the following authors visiting and hand-selling: Carolyn Rose, Kate Dyer-Seeley aka Ellie Alexander, Cindy Brown, Fonda Lee, Curtis Chen, Sheryl Scarborough, Brian Tashima, Laurel Gale, Joyce Magnin and Gretchen McLellan.
  • Watermark Book Co.
    612 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221


  • Apostle Islands Booksellers
    112 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814
    Activities & Authors: Check out Apostle Islands Booksellers Holiday Catalog for a special coupon offering 20% off any three items in a single purchase!
  • Bookends On Main
    214 Main St E, Menomonie, WI 54751
    Activities & Authors: Local Authors David Tank and Sarah David at the bookstore
  • Books & Company
    1039 Summit Ave, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
    Activities & Authors: Save 15% off books, calendars, and gift items. Story Time with Llama Llama from Anna Dewdney's beloved picture book. 10:00-11:00 and 2:00 -3:00. Have your picture taken with Llama Llama. Join us for hot cider and cookies from 1:00- 5:00p.m.
  • Chapter2Books
    226 Locust St, Hudson, WI 54016
    Activities & Authors: Celebrate Small Business Saturday at Chapter2Books
  • Mystery to Me
    1863 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711
    Activities & Authors: More than 50 giveaways to the first 50+ purchasers! Buy Local shopping bags stuffed with signed copies of new books, Monroe Street Gift Certificates, Mystery to Me t-shirts, and more!
  • Northwind Book & Fiber
    205 Walnut St, Spooner, WI 54801
    Activities & Authors: Shop Small Saturday
  • Redbery Books
    43455 Kavanaugh St, Cable, WI 54821
    Activities & Authors: Save 15% off storewide, and receive a Redbery bookmark with any book purchase. Do you love chocolate? Choose from one of our three delectable B.T. McElrath chocolate bites, free with a $25 purchase.


  • Sheridan Stationery Books & Gallery
    206 N Main St, Sheridan, WY 82801
    Activities & Authors: Book signing for "Chicken Soup for the Soul - The Dog Really Did That?" with Bonnie Sargent and Gayle Irwin, authors of two stories in the collection 1:30-3:00pm
  • The Second Story
    105 Ivinson, Laramie, WY 82070
    Activities & Authors: Steven W. Horn, author of When They Were Young, just released in hardback and paper, and The Pumpkin Eater, When Good Men Die, Another Man's LIfe, will be our guest bookseller from 1-3pm.