Indies First 2014!


Authors put indies first

on Small Business Saturday!

Last year, bestselling author Sherman Alexie issued a call to arms to authors nationwide: show your support of your local independent bookstore by volunteering to work! And thus was born Indies First, happening for the second consecutive year on Small Business Saturday, November 29.

This afternoon, Austin authors Edward Carey, Mark Pryor & Meg Gardiner are putting on a BookPeople lanyard and testing their bookselling savvy right here on our sales floor. Come by and find out which books our author friends recommend!

With the vocal support of internationally recognized authors such as Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer, we’re excited to see this year’s Indies First celebration continue to strengthen the important relationship between authors and booksellers. Through authors events, in-store displays, bookseller recommendations and more, our goal is to expose the work of our talented local literary community to a wide audience of readers and help you discover your next great, homegrown read.

Connecting readers with writers is one of our greatest pleasures as an independent bookstore. Join us today as we celebrate!

This Year's Indie First Authors


Edward Carey is the author and illustrator of two novels for adults, Observatory Mansions and Alva and Irva, which was longlisted for the IMPAC Literary Award. The Iremonger Trilogy is his first work for young readers. Born in England, he now lives with his wife, Elizabeth McCracken, and their two children in Austin, Texas, where he wrote the Iremonger Trilogy because he missed feeling cold and gloomy.


 Edward will be recommending books in our BookKids section as 12PM!





Meg Gardiner was born in Oklahoma and raised in Santa Barbara, California. She graduated from Stanford University and Stanford Law School. She practiced law in Los Angeles and taught writing at the University of California Santa Barbara. She’s a former collegiate cross-country runner and a three time Jeopardy! champion. After living in the UK for many years, she recently moved back to the United States. She lives in Austin, Texas. China Lake won the 2009 Edgar award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Paperback Original. The Dirty Secrets Club won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Procedural Novel of 2008. The Nightmare Thief won the 2012 Audie Award for Thriller/Suspense audiobook of the year. The Shadow Tracer was named one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2013. Her latest novel is Phantom Instinct.

Catch Meg in our Mystery section at 12PM!



Mark Pryor is the author of the Hugo Marston novels, The Bookseller, The Crypt Thief, and The Blood Promise, and the true-crime book As She Lay Sleeping. His latest Marston novel, The Button Man, was released this year. A native of Hertfordshire, England, he is an assistant district attorney in Austin, Texas, where he lives with his wife and three children.


Catch Mark in our Mystery section at 1PM!





Event date: 
Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 12:07pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
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Heap House: Book One Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781468309539
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 15th, 2014

The Button Man: A Hugo Marston Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616149949
Availability: Backordered. Place an order and we will let you know when to expect your book.
Published: Seventh Street Books - September 2nd, 2014

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