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: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for alternate entry.
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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.
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.
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
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.
“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
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
Exploring the intersections of Blackness, gender, fatness, health, and the violence of policing.