Octavia Books is pleased to announce that we are hosting over a dozen outstanding local authors as guest booksellers on Small Business Saturday, November 29. Each author will be chatting with customers and recommending favorite books and will be happy to talk about and sign their own books as well.
Hundreds of independent bookstores across the country will be hosting local authors this November 29, Small Business Saturday, thanks to a movement called Indies First. Launched by noted 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 across the nation 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.
We do look forward to seeing you on this fun and exciting independent shopping day — a healty antidote to the dizzying, crowd manipulating "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" craze. As an added bonus, we will be giving away Indies First shopping bags; and, in conjunction with Stay Local, we will have a drawing for three $25 American Express gift cards.
Moria Crone, THE ICE GARDEN
Lorin Gaudin, NEW ORLEANS CHEF'S TABLE
Edward J. Branley, NEW ORLEANS JAZZ
Kim Marie Vaz, THE "BABY DOLLS": Breaking Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras
Louis Maistros, THE SOUND of BUILDING COFFINS
Carolyn Kolb, NEW ORLEANS MEMORIES
Errol Barron, NEW ORLEANS OBSERVED: Drawings and Observations of America's Most Foreign City
George Bishop, THE NIGHT of the COMET
Michael Patrick Welch, NEW ORLEANS: The Underground Guide
Katy Simpson Smith, THE STORY of LAND and SEA
Claudia Gray, A THOUSAND PIECES of YOU
Morgan Molthrop, JACKSON'S PLAYBOOK and ARTIST SPACES
Sally Asher, HOPE and NEW ORLEANS
Tom Piazza, WHY NEW ORLEANS MATTERS
Thanks for shopping indie!