Indies First Saturday 2017

An annual bookish spinoff of Small Business Saturday, Indies First is a chance to celebrate everything local and literary. This year, we're also calling it "Rebuild the Kendall Neighborhood Library Day."

Our beloved Kendall Library, which sits on the banks of the normally calm Buffalo Bayou, took a direct hit during Hurricane Harvey. They estimate the rebuild will take almost a year. Help us help our friends by shopping with us on Indies First Saturday—we will donate a percentage of our sales to the HPL Foundation.

As this is a holiday, we’ll be featuring fun events throughout the day: 

The Kendall children's librarians will be on hand for a special story time at 11 a.m. 
Later on, adults are invited to join us for Cocktail Book Hour at 4 p.m. Valerie will talk about her favorite books of 2017 and great holiday gift ideas, while our staff mixologists shake up book-themed cocktails.

We’ll also have light bites, an ARC (advanced reading copy) giveaway, plus an Instagram frame for fun photos throughout the day.

Bonus: Our partners at are offering incredible deals on audiobooks to celebrate the day. Let us know if you want to receive their reminder email that morning with all the details on the sale—now is the time to sign up!

Learn more about Indies First Saturday here.

Event date: 
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 9:30am
Event address: 
Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079