MESSAGE FROM GUY GAVRIEL KAY

Hello booklovers coast to coast across Canada. Local indie bookstores are islands of light and knowledge in the communities lucky enough to still have them. [READ MORE]

WE'LL BE DOING IT AGAIN ON APRIL 29, 2017 

In 2016,  more than 600 authors volunteered as guest booksellers at independent bookstores across Canada for one day to celebrate our indie bookstores. We chatted with customers, booklover to booklover, and we recommended books -- anyone's books, not necessarily ours. On April 29, 2017 we will be doing it again ! But don't wait for April 29 to go browsing - any day is a good day to shop at an independent bookstore. Use FIND A STORE (above) to locate one near you.

If you are an author or a bookstore, all you need to do for now is SAVE THE DATE! We will be open for registrations in February 2017

  • What's Authors for Indies Day about?  It's all about authors promoting Canada's local independent bookstores.
  • Why are Canadian authors doing this? Indie booksellers read our books, put them on Staff Picks shelves, and on bookcases proudly labeled "Canadian Authors". They host our readings and recommend us to book clubs. They are big advocates for Canadian literature. On Authors for Indies Day, authors give back to our independent booksellers. They're essential to our communities and cultural lives -- just read what some of Canada's finest authors have to say in the blog.