Authors for Indies Day is an annual event held at independent bookstores all across Canada. On this day, Canadian authors show their appreciation for indie bookstores by volunteering as guest booksellers. AFI is a different sort of literary event — it’s a grassroots volunteer-run campaign whose goal is to raise awareness of indie bookstores and how important they are: to our communities, our reading lives, and our cultural well-being.
In a world of big box stores and franchised businesses, we all love how small local bookstores add character and appeal to our neighbourhoods. Bookstores are havens filled with imagination, inspiration, and information. Browsing in a bookstore is one of life’s great pleasures. Talking to knowledgeable staff about books they think we will love is to share in their passion. But no matter how much booksellers love their work, it’s a tough business. So on April 29, let’s show them some love and make it a great retail day for indie bookstores!
Participating authors include:
Richard Kelly Kemick