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Indies First & Small Business Saturday

Event date: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 10:30am to 3:00pm

indies firstRed Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul hopes you'll think of Indies First while you're out shopping this Small Business Saturday, because we'll be open late (until 8!) and we're planning all sorts of special fun!

Join us at 10:30am for a storytime-style character reading from Annie Jr., presented by our friends from SteppingStone Theatre and a chance to win tickets to the production.

From 11:00am - 3:00pm you can swing by the Author Advice Booth to chat with local authors Peter Pearson (How to Walk a Dump Truck), John Coy (My Mighty Journey: A Waterfall's Story), and Elizabeth Verdick (Small Walt), and pick up the materials you'll need to complete the day's in-store scavenger hunt.

Plus, it's a great day to collect your bookstore stamps on the Shop Small Saint Paul Holiday Crawl passport!

Indies First, held on Small Business Saturday, brings together authors, readers, and publishers in support of independent bookstores. Authors and local celebrities volunteer at events across the country, and publishers offer special terms on books and exclusives. Indies First is a day dedicated to supporting the local businesses that help communities thrive.