On Small Business Saturday, the Nightbird Books staff will be joined by local authors Robert Laurence and Linda Leavell, as well as Mayor Lioneld Jordan. They have agreed to help us sell books for a few hours each in support of independent bookstores and especially Nightbird Books. Robert is the author of the novel Departure Lounge Linda has recently released a biography of Marianne Moore, Holding On Upside Down.
Hundreds of independent bookstores across the country will be hosting local authors on 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. Sherman Alexi's letter.
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.