Indies First 2017

Start your holiday shopping at a local business, with Cambridge-area authors appearing as guest booksellers all day. 

This year's "booksellers for a day" are:

Stephanie Gayle: 10-12

Judith Klausner: 1-3

Joanna Rakoff: 1-3

Simone John: 4-6

Jessica Shattuck: 12-2

This year, Penguin Random House is running an Indies First sweepstakes. 

Between November 15 and November 26, Twitter and Instagram users who tag a U.S. independent bookstore (like us) and use the hashtag #ShopIndiesFirstSweepstakes will be entered to win $1,000 worth of books from Penguin Random House. A random drawing will be held in mid-December to select five grand prize winners, who will each receive $1,000 worth of books. In addition, the independent bookstores named in the winning posts will each receive $1,000 worth of books to be donated to a local nonprofit. All prizes are courtesy of Penguin Random House. See the complete sweepstakes rules here. will also be celebrating with us. On Indies First 50 audio books will be 50% off! See the list here.

See Indies First ambassador Jason Reynolds talk about the importance of independent bookstores here.

Event date: 
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 8:00am to 7:00pm
Event address: 
Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140