Authors Volunteer to Serve as Guest Booksellers at Independent Bookstores

By Maryann Yin Comment

2228_51171819722_1401_nHave you ever imagined getting recommendations from a National Book Award-winning author while shopping at a bookstore? On November 30th (aka “Small Business Saturday“), bibliophiles may meet some of their favorite writers serving as guest booksellers at independent bookstores.

Some of the authors who have volunteered to take part include Wild novelist Cheryl StrayedBattle Bunny writer Jon Scieszka (pictured, via), and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian author Sherman Alexie. Follow this link to view a map of the participating bookstores.

Here’s more from The L.A. Times: “About 100 independent bookstores nationwide are planning to have authors come in and assist customers. Maybe they’ll prowl the aisles. Maybe they’ll make book recommendations (expect a few selfies). Maybe they’ll be at the register ringing up customers or doing some holiday book gift-wrapping. There will probably be a little of this at every participating bookstore.”