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BookPeople Presents: Indies First!

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Authors put indies first on Small Business Saturday!

Last year, bestselling author Sherman Alexie issued a call to arms to authors nationwide: show your support of your local independent bookstore by volunteering to work! And thus was born Indies First, happening for the second consecutive year on Small Business Saturday, November 29. 

This afternoon, Austin authors Edward Carey and Mark Pryor are putting on a BookPeople lanyard and testing their bookselling savvy right here on our sales floor. Come by and find out which books our author friends recommend!

With the vocal support of internationally recognized authors Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer and Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), we’re excited to see this year’s Indies First celebration continue to strengthen the important relationship between authors and booksellers. Through authors events, in-store displays, bookseller recommendations and more, our goal is to expose the work of our talented local literary community to a wide audience of readers and help you discover your next great, homegrown read. 

Connecting readers with writers is one of our greatest pleasures as an independent bookstore. Join us today as we celebrate! 

This Year's Indie First Authors 


Edward Carey is the author and illustrator of two novels for adults,Observatory Mansions and Alva and Irva, which was longlisted for the IMPAC Literary Award. The Iremonger Trilogy is his first work for young readers. Born in England, he now lives with his wife, Elizabeth McCracken, and their two children in Austin, Texas, where he wrote the Iremonger Trilogy because he missed feeling cold and gloomy.

Edward will be recommending books in our BookKids section at 12PM!


Mark Pryor is the author of the Hugo Marston novels, The Bookseller,The Crypt Thief, and The Blood Promise, and the true-crime book As She Lay Sleeping. His latest Marston novel, The Button Man, was released this year. A native of Hertfordshire, England, he is an assistant district attorney in Austin, Texas, where he lives with his wife and three children.

Catch Mark in our Mystery section at 1PM!

Heap House: The Iremonger Trilogy: Book One(Hardcover)

By Edward Carey


ISBN-13: 9781468309539
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Overlook Press, 10/2014 

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The Button Man: A Hugo Marston Novel(Paperback)

By Mark Pryor


ISBN-13: 9781616149949
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Seventh Street Books, 9/2014