Indies First Day is an annual celebration of indie bookstores and local authors. We will host more than a dozen authors who will sign their books, and you will be able to chat with them about their books and hear their recommendations for books they are excited to give and get this holiday season.
We will also have a representative from Leuchtturm on hand to provide complimentary embossing of the luscious Leuchtturm journals and notebooks we are now selling.
Here is a list of authors who will joining us on Saturday (It is possible we will have a few more authors join us; we were not able to confirm times with some folks):
David Wolman (10:30-12:30): Co-author of Aloha Rodeo: Three Hawaiian Cowboys, the World's Greatest Rodeo, and a Hidden History of the American West (Harper Collins), along with Julian Smith. Aloha Rodeo has just been named to the shortlist for a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award.
Courtenay Hameister (10:30-12:30): Author of Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went from Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things (Little Brown). Courtenay is the former host, co-producer, and head writer for Live Wire, the live radio variety show.
Bettie Denny (10:30-12:30): Author of Burying My Dead and Angel Unfolding.
Arn Strasser (11-1): Poet and artist, author of Remedies, Terrain, Incidental Longing, To The Poet Listening, and Before Dreaming (all Budding Branch Books). Remedies includes several pieces of Arn's gorgeous artwork, some of which you have seen on display at the bookstore on the wall behind the front counter.
Marcy Cottrell Houle (11:30-1:30): Author of A Generous Nature: Lives Transformed by Oregon (Oregon State University Press). Marcy is also the author of The Gift of Caring, One City's Wilderness, The Prairie Keepers, and Wings for My Flight.
Lydia Kiesling (11:30-1:30): Author of the debut novel The Golden State (Picador). Lydia was named to the "5 Under 35" honor by the National Book Foundation.
Meaghan O'Connell (11:30-1:30): Author of And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready (Back Bay Books), a finalist for an Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction.
Deena Prichep (11-1): Co-author with Bonnie Morales of Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking (Flatiron Books). Rumor has it Deena might be bringing treats from the cookbook!
Justin Hocking (1:30-3:30): Author of the recently released PS: the wolves (Two Plum Press), a collection of poetry/hybrid work, as well as the memoir The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld, winner of the 2015 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction.
Chelsea Biondolillo (1:30-2:30): Author of the essay collection The Skinned Bird (Kernpunkt Press).
Rene Denfeld (2-4): Author of The Butterfly Girl, The Child Finder, and The Enchanted (Harper Collins).
Amy Stewart (2-4): Author of The Kopp Sisters novel series (the newest, the fifth in the series, is Kopp Sisters on the March). Amy has also written The Drunken Botanist, Wicked Plants, and Wicked Bugs, among others.
Nicholas Buccola (2-4): Author of The Fire Is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate Over Race in America (Princeton University Press). His book The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass was a finalist for the 2013 Oregon Book Award for General Nonfiction.
Kimberly King Parsons (2:30-4:30): Author of Black Light: Stories (Vintage), long-listed for the National Book Award.
Jackie Shannon Hollis (3-5): Author of the memoir This Particular Happiness: A Childless Love Story (Forest Avenue Press).
Kim Stafford (4-5): Oregon Poet Laureate and author of various poetry collections, the latest being Wild Honey, Tough Salt (Red Hen Press), the book of essays Having Everything Right: Essays of Place (Counterpoint), and the memoir 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do (Trinity University Press), which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction in 2014.