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9 authors 'join' Liberty Bay Books staff for Small Business Saturday
The day begins at 8 a.m. with Stein. He will be in the store from 8-9 a.m. chatting with customers and recommending his favorite books, including his latest bestseller, “Art of Racing in the Rain.”
Hundreds of independent bookstores across the country will host local authors Nov. 30, thanks to a movement called Indies First. Launched by noted Seattle author Sherman Alexie, Indies First encourages authors to volunteer at their local store, to give back some of the support that independent bookstores have traditionally given to authors.
Indies First also encourages authors — and anybody who wants to sell a book through a website — to make the indie “Buy” button the first among all e-retailer choices on their websites. Other participating Indies First stores and authors may be found on IndieBound.org.
Small Business Saturday, founded by American Express in 2010, is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It is a day dedicated to helping support the local businesses that help to create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods. Last year, U.S. consumers who were aware of Small Business Saturday reported spending $5.5 billion with independently-owned businesses on the day, based on the Small Business Saturday Insights Survey.
Liberty Bay Books is located in Downtown Poulsbo, and will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.