Indies First on Small Business Saturday

America/Los Angeles


Jason Boog, Author of Born Reading 

Storytime 10am-11am

Rick Reilly, Author of Tiger, Meet My Sister...11am -1pm

Dennis Lehane, Author of Shutter Island and numerous others... 1pm - 3pm

In Celebration of Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 29th

We are excited to have some special volunteer authors in the store on Small Business Saturday.   Jason, Rick, Dennis and possibly some others, will be on hand to hand sell their favorite books, and promote some of their own.  We will also have refreshments throughout the day.  Please join us and shop Small Business Saturday!!

Jason Boog 10am - 11:30am

Are you reading the right way with the child in your life?

Studies have shown that interactive reading, a method that creates dialogue while reading with a young child, can raise the child’s IQ by more than six points, establishing a lasting competitive advantage while fostering a love of books.

As a new dad, Jason spent his work hours immersed in literature as lead editor of GalleyCat,  and Mediabistro’s blog about all things publishing. However, when it came to choosing what to read or figuring out what exactly to do while holding a book in front of his newborn daughter, Jason was as clueless as most parents.

In Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age—From Picture Books to eBooks and Everything in Between, Jason shares simple, yet effective interactive reading techniques to maximize the benefits and enjoyment of storytime. Featuring a foreword by Betsy Bird, Youth Materials Collections Specialist at the New York Public Library, the book draws upon the deep knowledge and experience of librarians, authors, publishers, psychologists, and other experts in children’s literacy. The book also shares lots of stories about reading with my daughter, Olive, and the lessons we learned along the way.

It’s not only important THAT we read with children, but also HOW we read with children. Born Reading will show anyone who loves kids how to make sure the children they care about are building a powerful foundation in literacy from the beginning of life.

Jason will be conducting readings of his favorite books throughout the morning at {pages}.


Rick Reilly 11am-1pm

RICK REILLY is a member of the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame. He’s been voted National Sportswriter of the Year 11 times over a career that began in 1979.

USA Today called Reilly “the closest thing sportswriting ever had to a rock star.” The Sherman Report called Reilly “easily the most read sportswriter of his generation.” The New York Daily News described him “as one of the funniest humans on the planet.” Publishers Weekly called him, “an indescribable amalgam of Dave Barry, Jim Murray, and Lewis Grizzard, with the timing of Jay Leno and the wit of Johnny Carson.”

Take it from us, Rick is the real deal.  We are so excited that he will be a volunteer bookseller on Saturday.  He is so personalbe and witty that you can't help but love him.  His latest book, Tiger, Meet My Sister... is a best seller in the store.  It is the perfect gift for a sports-loving relative or friend.  


Dennis Lehane 1pm-3pm

Dennis Lehane grew up in the Dorchester section of Boston. Since his first novel, A Drink Before the War, won the Shamus Award, he’s published nine more novels with William Morrow that have been translated into more than 30 languages and become international bestsellers: Darkness, Take My Hand; Sacred; Gone Baby Gone; Prayers for Rain; Mystic River; Shutter Island; The Given Day; Moonlight Mile; and Live By Night, which won the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2013. Morrow also published Coronado, a collection of five stories and a play. Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, and Shutter Island have been made into award-winning films, and the film rights for Live by Night are under option to Warner Bros. with Ben Affleck producing, writing, directing, and starring.

Lehane adapted his short story Animal Rescue, which appeared in “Playboy” as well as in Boston Noir, a collection published by Akashic Books, into a feature film called The Drop for the Chernin Company and Fox Searchlight, starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and James Gandolfini. He then transformed the screenplay for The Drop into a novel, which was published by William Morrow in August 2014 to coincide with the film’s US release.

Lehane was a staff writer for HBO’s The Wire, and is a writer/producer on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. He has taught fiction and literature at the Harvard Extension School, the Stonecoast MFA Program, and Tufts University.

Before becoming a full-time writer, Mr. Lehane worked as a counselor with mentally handicapped and abused children, waited tables, parked cars, drove limos, worked in bookstores, and loaded tractor-trailers. He and his wife and children divide their time between Boston and Los Angeles.






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