April 25, 2017

2017 Canadian Authors for Indies Day: April 29

Celebrate independent bookstores in Canada
on Saturday, April 29, 2017
with your favourite children's and YA authors 
who will be there volunteering!

Across Canada on Saturday, April 29th, many authors will be volunteering their time to promote independent bookstores.   I know I’m going to miss some of your favourites but here’s a generous smattering of independent bookstores who will be hosting an assortment of authors (children’s, YA and adult) and even providing treats and prizes, if you’re lucky!

As I'm only including the names of authors of children's and young adult books here, PLEASE check with the Authors for Indies website for the complete listing of authors and individual bookstores participating.  Also check the timing of events and schedule for author appearances. As you’ll note, authors may be at several venues during the day and I would hate for you to miss them because of a lack of clarity or detail in my listings.

British Columbia

Armchair Books, Whistler
Susan Juby

Black Bond Books (Central City), Surrey
kc dyer

Black Bond Books, Maple Ridge
Rachelle Delaney
Darren Groth

Black Bond Books (White Rock), Surrey
Cristy Watson (11am -12:30 pm)

Black Bonds Books (Ladner), Delta
Ashley Spires
Darren Groth

Black Bond Books (Surrey), Surrey
Gina McMurchy-Barber (10:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Cristy Watson (1:30 - 2:30 pm)

Book Warehouse Main Street, Vancouver
Kallie George (11 am - 1 pm)
Anita Miettunen (11 am - 1 pm)

Book Warehouse Broadway, Vancouver
Melanie Jackson (11 am -12:30 pm)

Hager Books (Vancouver)
Julie Burtinshaw (11 am - 12 pm)
Anita Miettunen (2 - 3 pm)

KidsBooks, Vancouver
Susin Nielsen (2 - 4 pm)
Ashley Spires (2 - 4 pm)
Charise Mericle Harper (2 - 4 pm)

Munro's Books, Victoria
Julie Lawson
Jordan Stratford

Otter Books, Nelson
Cyndi Sand Eveland (9:30 - 11:30 am)

UBC Bookstore, Vancouver
kc dyer

Audrey’s Books, Edmonton
Lorna Nicholson (11 am - 12 pm)
Kate Boorman (1 - 2 pm)
Marty Chan (2 - 3 pm)

The Bookworm, Sherwood Park
Judith Graves (10 am - 12 pm)
Marty Chan (12 - 1 pm)
Mandy Eve-Barnett (1 - 2 pm)

Shelf Life Books, Calgary
Susan Ouriou (1:30 - 3:30 pm)

SK Books & Collectibles Inc., Regina
Participating but no authors listed at time of posting

Another Story Bookshop, Toronto
Danielle Younge-Ullman 

Backbeat Books & Music, Perth
Roy MacGregor

Bakka Phoenix Books, Toronto
Kate Blair (11:30 am - 1:30 pm)
Leah Bobet (11:30 am - 3 pm)
Megan Crewe (11:30 am - 1:30 pm)
Kristyn Dunnion (12:30 - 2:30 pm)
Kevin Sylvester (3 - 5 pm)

Ben McNally Books, Toronto
Melanie Fishbane (11:30 am - 12:30 pm)
Trilby Kent (2 - 3 pm)

Blue Heron Books, Uxbridge
Heather O'Connor
Ruth Ohi
Susie Berg
Bill Swan 
Linwood Barclay (10 - 11 am)
Bill Freeman (11:30 am - 1:30 pm)
Ann Y.K. Choi (2:30 - 4 pm)

Book City (Bloor West Village), Toronto
Melanie Florence 
Jennifer Maruno 
Linda Granfield 
Sharon Jennings 
Patricia Storms 
Jennifer Lanthier
Deb Loughead 

Book City (Danforth), Toronto
Karen Krossing 
Melanie Fishbane 
Carey Sookocheff 

Book City (Beaches), Toronto
Kevin Sylvester

Book City (Yonge at St. Clair), Toronto
Joyce Grant 
Angela Misri 
Leah Bobet 
Sydney Smith 

BookLore, Orangeville
Shelley Peterson (10 - 11 am)

The Bookshelf, Guelph
Kira Vermond (12 - 1 pm)

Curiosity House, Creemore
Kerry Clare (10 - 11:30 am)

A Different Drummer Bookstore, Burlington
Participating but no authors listed at time of posting but event set for 4:30 - 6 pm

Epic Books, Hamilton
E. Graziani 
Joanne Levy 
Nicola Winstanley 

Forster's Book Garden, Bolton
Kerry Clare 
Peter G. Reynolds 
Mary Scattergood 

Hunter Books, Peterborough
Michael Redhill (3 - 5 pm)

Kent Bookstore, Lindsay
Meaghan McIsaac 

Let's Talk Books, Cobourg
Linwood Barclay

Lighthouse Books, Brighton
Peggy Dymond Leavey (11 am - 1 pm)
Linwood Barclay (2:30 - 3 pm)

Mill Street Books, Almonte
Rick Revelle (2 - 4 pm)

Perfect Books, Ottawa
Amanda West Lewis (3 - 4 pm)

Queen Books, Toronto
Carey Sookocheff (10 - 11 am)
Kevin Sylvester (1 - 2 pm)

Type Books, Toronto
Vikki VanSickle (11 am- 12 pm)
Sydney Smith (1 - 2 pm)
Kenneth Oppel (2 - 3 pm)
Ruth Ohi (3 - 4 pm)

The Box of Delights Bookshop, Wolfville
Jan L. Coates

Lahave River Books, Lahave
Laura Best (1- 2 pm)
Sylvia Gunnery (3 - 4 pm)

Lexicon Books, Lunenburg
Sylvia Gunnery (1 -2 pm)
Kate Inglis (4 - 5 pm)

Woozles, Halifax
Sarah Sawler (10 am - 12 pm)
Tom Ryan (10 - 12 pm)
Meghan Marentette (10 - 12 pm)
Jessica Kerrin (12 - 2 pm)
Melanie Mosher (12 - 2 pm)
L. E. Carmichael (2 - 4 pm)
Ishta Mercurio (2 - 4 pm)
James Leck (2 - 4 pm)

Check out the Authors for Indies website for a listing of all bookstores participating, including the plethora of adult authors I didn't even try to mention and authors and illustrators whose names I don't even know, yet!

Any errors or omissions are completely my own. Please leave a comment if I've made any horrific impossible-to-ignore mistakes that I can resolve promptly.  Thanks.

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