Local Authors are Bookseller​s on Small Business Saturday with Indies First


Oblong Joins Hundreds of Independent Bookstores
for Indies First
Saturday, November 30, 2013

MILLERTON & RHINEBECK — Oblong Books & Music is pleased to announce that it will be hosting local authors as guest booksellers on Small Business Saturday, November 30. Authors Margaret Roach, Lisa Lutz, Jacky Davis, Kelly Braffet, & Elizabeth Cunningham will be in the Millerton & Rhinebeck stores throughout the day chatting with customers and recommending their favorite books.

See the full schedule & find out more about the authors here.


Hundreds of independent bookstores across the country will be hosting local authors this November 30, Small Business Saturday, thanks to a movement called Indies First. Launched by noted author Sherman Alexie, Indies First encourages authors to volunteer at their local store, to give back some of the support that independent bookstores have traditionally given to authors.

Indies First also encourages authors – and anybody who wants to sell a book through a website – to make the indie “Buy” button the FIRST among all e-retailer choices on their websites.

Other participating Indies First stores and authors may be found on IndieBound.org.

Small Business Saturday, founded by American Express in 2010, is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It is a day dedicated to helping support the local businesses that help to create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods. Last year, U.S. consumers who were aware of Small Business Saturday reported spending $5.5 billion with independently-owned businesses on the day, based on the Small Business Saturday Insights Survey, making a big impact on local communities.

Founded in 1975, Oblong Books & Music is the largest independent bookseller in the mid-Hudson Valley. Oblong is co-owned by father-daughter team Dick & Suzanna Hermans.


Millerton: (518) 789-3797 / Rhinebeck: (845) 876-0500

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