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 Cheryl Strayed is leading the call for their fellow authors to get behind Indies First for the 2015 holiday season. Stop by Village Books today to celebrate your independents with book recommendations from local authors!
Saturday, November 28, is the day to shop small for Small Business Saturday (register your card now at ShopSmall.com)! Support your local, independent businesses so that we can continue to support our community (that’s you, by the way)! Learn more about Small Business Saturday at shopsmall.americanexpress.com. Get a great book recommendation at Village Books, try our new holiday fudge flavors at Paper Dreams and see what our neighbors in Fairhaven have in store for you at this annual event. Get out on the town and begin the holiday season in style in Fairhaven!
**Social Media Contest**
Take a #ShopSmall selfie in Village Books & Paper Dreams on Saturday, Nov. 28th, and you could win a $25 gift card! We'll have a photo station ready and waiting for you to pose in, or feel free to snap a shot anywhere in the store!* Just include the #ShopSmall hashtag and tag Village Books & Paper Dreams (to make sure we see your pic) when you post your selfie on Instagram, Facebook OR Twitter (any of the three will do) to enter! As always, today and every day, from the bottom of our hearts: Thank You for shopping local with us!! Good at both our Fairhaven store and our newly open Lynden location!
*Photo must be taken on 11/28/2015 and must show Village Books & Paper Dreams (Fairhaven or Lynden) in the image. Photo station will only be available at Fairhaven location. One random winner will be chosen from all eligible photos. (As an extra-special bonus, we actually picked two winners this time!)