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Indies First Small Business Saturday

Event date: 
Saturday, November 27, 2021 - 10:00am to 7:00pm

Indies First is a holiday designed to coincide with Small Business Saturday and to celebrate the special relationship between independent bookstores, authors, and readers. Join us on Saturday, November 27th from 10am-7pm for a full day of fun. Come by at 12pm, 2pm, or 4pm when we welcome some of our favorite local authors as honorary booksellers to recommend gift books for the holiday season and sign their own books.


12pm Julian Winters (The Summer of Everything, How to be Remy Cameron)

12pm: Mark Oshiro (The Insiders, Each of Us a Desert)

2pm Laurel Snyder (The Charlie & Mouse Series, My Jasper June) and Dante Stewart (Shoutin’ In the Fire: An American Epistle)

4pm Da’Shaun Harrison (Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness)


We also have two special gift bag giveaways open to everyone who joins us in-person in the store on 11/27 and for all of our online fans, anytime you place an online order and write “Indies First” in the comments between now and 11/27, we will enter you to win a Charis gift certificate! No purchase necessary, email info@charisbooksandmore.com for alternate entry.

Event address: 
Charis Books and More
184 S. Candler St.
Decatur, GA 30030
The Summer of Everything Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781945053917
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Interlude Press - September 8th, 2020

 Adulting is hard. Just ask Wes Hudson. An avid comic book geek, Wes excels at two things: slacking off and pining after his best friend, Nico. Advice from his friends, ‘90s alt-rock songs, and online dating articles aren't helping much with his secret crush.


How to Be Remy Cameron Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781945053801
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Duet Books - September 10th, 2019

Everyone on campus knows Remy Cameron. He's the out-and-proud, super-likable guy who friends, faculty, and fellow students alike admire for his cheerful confidence. The only person who isn't entirely sure about Remy Cameron is Remy himself.


The Insiders Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063008106
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - September 21st, 2021

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

Three kids who don’t belong. A room that shouldn’t exist. A year that will change everything.


Each of Us a Desert Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250169211
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tor Teen - September 15th, 2020

From award-winning author Mark Oshiro comes a powerful coming-of-age fantasy novel about finding home and falling in love amidst the dangers of a desert where stories come to life


Charlie & Mouse Lost and Found: Book 5 Cover Image
By Laurel Snyder, Emily Hughes (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781452183404
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - August 24th, 2021

It's puppy love! This latest continuation of the award-winning Charlie & Mouse early chapter book series will delight newly independent readers. Lost and Found is full of relatable trials (a lost blanket), surprises (a lost dog), and delights (a new puppy!) and overflows with the series' signature humor and heart.


My Jasper June Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062836632
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Walden Pond Press - January 12th, 2021

“This book is a treasure—a touching story of friendship, loss, and finding beauty in the everyday, with characters who stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page. I absolutely loved it.”—R. J. Palacio, New York Times bestselling author of Wonder


Shoutin' in the Fire: An American Epistle Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593239629
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Convergent Books - October 12th, 2021

A stirring meditation of being Black and learning to love in a loveless, anti-Black world

“Only once in a lifetime do we come across a writer like Danté Stewart, so young and yet so masterful with the pen. This work is a thing to make dungeons shake and hearts thunder.”—Robert Jones, Jr., New York Times bestselling author of The Prophets


Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781623175979
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: North Atlantic Books - August 10th, 2021

Exploring the intersections of Blackness, gender, fatness, health, and the violence of policing.


Event Summary: 
Indies First is a holiday designed to coincide with Small Business Saturday and to celebrate the special relationship between independent bookstores, authors, and readers.