a day to celebrate and support local businesses! 

Saturday, November 29th

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  

See what we're doing to make it a special day... 

Of course you love your regular Kepler's booksellers, but we're excited to announce our special VIP lineup of authors eager to recommend you their very favorite books on Small Business Saturday, also known as "Indies First" day. You need a little fun between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and we're here to help! Last year, Sherman Alexie issued an "Indies First" challenge to his fellow writers, urging them to spend a day at their local bookstore:


"We book nerds will become booksellers. We will make recommendations. We will practice nepotism and urge readers to buy multiple copies of our friends’ books."


A great many authors took up the challenge, and now it has become an annual tradition.


Come put these authors' bookselling skills to the test on Saturday, 11/29. Your reading list will double at least, and we'll help you conquer that holiday shopping list.


American Express cardholders Spend $10 or more in a single, in-store transaction and get a $10 statement credit. You can take advantage of the American Express Card Member offer for Small Business Saturday up to three times. To register for the offer or for more information and to see offer terms, visit 


Here's a sneak preview of our author lineup:


Keith Raffel (11-1)

Local mystery writer extraordinaire, most recently the author of the international thriller, Temple Mount


Elizabeth Rosner (3-5)

Acclaimed author of the novels Electric City, The Speed of Light, and Blue Nude, and the poetry and prose collection, Gravity


Kirsten Chen (1-3)

Author of the novel, Soy Sauce for Beginners.


Nick and Violet Taylor (10-12)

A unbeatable father daughter team. Nick is the author of the historical novels, Father Junipero's Confessor and The Disagreement, and a mystery novel, The Setup Man, published under the pseudonym T. T. Monday.


Terry Shames (time TBD)

Celebrated local mystery writer of the Samuel Craddock mysteries, most recently the novel, Dead Broke in Jarrett Creek.


Ann Packer (time TBD)

Bestselling author whose newest book, The Children's Crusade, publishes in April 2015.


Lindsay Tam Holland (time TBD)

Author of the novel, The Counterfeit Family Tree of Vee Crawford-Wong.


Katie Mishra (12-2)

Beloved youth author of Gukky Tales returns with her new book (co-authored by Kaitlin Rhee), Haze.  


 Keith Raffel, L. Tam Holland, Elizabeth Rosner, Ann Packer, Terry Shames, Kirstin Chen, Katie Mishra, Emily Jiang, Nick Taylor 
Event date: 
Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 3:09pm
Event address: 
1010 El Camino Real
94025-4349 Menlo Park