SATURDAY APRIL 30, 2016 IS CANADIAN AUTHORS FOR INDIES DAY !
On Authors for Indies Day, Canadian authors show their appreciation for independent bookstores (indies) by volunteering as guest booksellers. Last year Authors for Indies Day gave participating bookstores an average boost of 18.5% in sales, a phenomenal result which put this event on the CBC’s List of 10 Biggest Book Stories for 2015.
This year on April 30, authors will be at it again!
Each author will be chatting with customers, reading their latest books, recommending books, and helping everyone appreciate the importance of indie bookstores to our communities and our cultural lives. It’s not about promoting themselves, it’s about raising awareness of Canada's independent bookstores.!
Here is their shift schedule:
11:00 am James Bartleman | 12:30 pm Nina Berkhout
1:30 pm Anita Kushwaha | 2:30 pm Nadia Bozak
Each of their shift will last for an hour.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Octopus Books Glebe
116 Third Ave.
James Bartleman is the former lieutenant governor of Ontario and the bestselling author of the novels As Long as the Rivers Flow and The Redemption of Oscar Wolf. A member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, he is also a retired ambassador and a member of the Order of Canada. He lives in Perth, Ontario. His latest book published this April is his extraordinary memoirs SEASONS OF HOPE: a look back over Bartleman’s seventy years, from his childhood of poverty to becoming the Queen’s representative in Ontario.
5 books recommended by James for Authors for Indies Day:
Nina Berkhout is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Elseworlds, which won the 2013 Archibald Lampman Award. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, she now resides in Ottawa, Ontario, where she works at the National Gallery of Canada. THE GALLERY OF LOST SPECIES is her first novel.
Anita Kushwaha grew up in Aylmer, Quebec. She has a passion for writing and research. Her work as a Cultural Geographer has taken her to some of the most beautiful communities in Canada’s North. When she isn’t at her writing desk, she enjoys teaching yoga and losing herself in a good book. Writing has been her chosen method of self-expression from a young age. She lives in Ottawa with her husband and cat. Anita's latest book THE ESCAPE ARTIST is released in May 2015.
5 books recommended by Anita for Authors for Indies Day:
Nadia Bozak is the author of the novels Orphan Love and El Niño, the first two parts of her Border Trilogy, and a book of film theory, The Cinematic Footprint: Lights, Cameras, Natural Resources. Her short story collection, THIRTEEN SHELLS, will be published by Anansi in May 2016. She is currently Assistant Professor of English at Carleton University where she teaches creative writing.
5 books recommended by Nadia Bozak: