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Sundance to host local authors as guest booksellers on Small Business Saturday

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ellen hopkinsSundance Books and Music is pleased to announce that it will be hosting local authors Mignon Fogarty (Grammar Girl), Christopher Coake (You Came Back), Ellen Hopkins (Smoke), and Mark Maynard (Grind) as guest booksellers on Small Business Saturday, November 29. The authors will be in the store from 9 am – 5 pm chatting with customers and recommending their favorite books.

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.

By registering an eligible American Express Card, Card Members can get a $10 statement credit from American Express after they spend $10 or more in a single, in-store transaction at Sundance Books and Music on Small Business Saturday. Card Members can take advantage of this offer up to three times, for a total of up to $30 in statement credits at participating businesses. More information on the American Express program can be found here: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/

When: Saturday, November 29, 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave, Reno, NV, 89509.
More Information: www.sundancebookstore.com/event/small-business-saturday-indies-first

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