INDIE BOOKSTORES RULE
celebrate Authors For Indies Day at Type Books > APRIL 29
AUTHORS FOR INDIES
Authors for Indies Day is an annual event held at independent bookstores (indies) all across Canada. Created as a Canadian version of Sherman Alexie’s Indies First Campaign, the event has Canadian authors show their appreciation for indie bookstores by volunteering as guest booksellers. The goal is to raise awareness of indie bookstores and how important they are: to our communities, our reading lives, and our cultural well-being.
11AM-4PM SMALL TYPE
Canada's kidlit stars will host a story time in Type’s kids’ room, reading from their favourite picture books.
11-12 Vikki VanSickle
1-2 Sydney Smith
2-3 Kenneth Oppel
3-4 Ruth Ohi
10AM-7PM CANLIT LOVE
Acclaimed local writers will take shifts as booksellers, giving a brief pitches to the crowd about one book they love before patrolling the shop floor to help customers find the their next great reads.
10-12 Molly Peacock
10-12 Bänoo Zan
10-12 Andrew Kaufman
12-2 Stacey May Fowles
12-2 Kamal Al-Solaylee
12-2 Elan Mastai
2-4 Scaachi Koul
2-4 Shawn Micallef
4-6 Andrew Pyper
4-6 Katrina Onstad
- Limited-edition hardcover of Lynn Crosbie's new poetry collection, The Corpses of the Future!
- Exclusive T-shirts designed by graphic novel superstar Michael Deforge!
- Exclusive Koyama mini-comics from Jesse Jacobs and John Martz!
EARLY-BIRD GIFT BAGS FOR FIRST 25 CUSTOMERS!
The first 25 customers receive early-bird tote bags stuffed with literary swag from Aesop, Archie Comics, BookThug, Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, and more!
AUTHORS FOR INDIES DAY
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Saturday April 29, 2017 > 10AM-7PM