The Twig Book Shop is pleased to announce that it will be hosting local authors Naomi Shihab Nye and James Dennis of the Miles Arceneaux trio as guest booksellers on Small Business Saturday, November 29. Naomi and James, San Antonio residents, will be in the store from 10:00-1:00 chatting with customers and recommending their favorite books, including their latest, Turtle of Oman and Ransom Island, respectively.
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 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 $5.7 billion with independently-owned businesses on the day, based on the Small Business Saturday Insights Survey, making a big impact on local communities.