Indies First is a year-round campaign in support of independent bookstores by authors and publishers. Sherman Alexie came up with the idea for writers to support their local indie by volunteering to work at the store on Small Business Saturday in 2013. Alexie called the appeal “Indies First.” Now, bestselling author Neil Gaiman and musician-author Amanda Palmer are leading the call for their fellow authors to get behind Indies First for the 2014 holiday season. Join us at Village Books as we host two book chats featuring various local authors who will recommend some of their favorite books, just in time for the holiday gift season! At 11am local authors Laura Kalpakian, Janet Oakley and Noble Smith will talk up their favorite latest reads, and at 4pm we'll host authors Rob Slater and Clete Smith. Come prepared to take some notes, and then shop with lots of great ideas.