Celebrating INDIES FIRST at Bank Street Book Store


It was a day of celebration at Bank Street Book Store, an INDIES FIRST select store. INDIES FIRST is a special day of reading in recognition of neighborhood bookstores. The date coordinates with Small Business Saturday by encouraging holiday shoppers to support independent booksellers, a most precious and valuable resource for all.

An all-star lineup of authors and illustrators came out in droves to support Bank Street on this very special day.

Here are some photographic highlights:


Robie Harris


Amy Hest 


Chris Grabenstein 


Vin Vogel 


Gail Lauren Karp


Todd Tarpley


Patricia Lakin 


Mike Curato and Steve Light


Steve Light 


A sneak peek of Steve Light’s new book, Swap! 

(Ahoy, Mateys! Swap! sails onto bookshelves February 2016)


Yippee Skippee Puppet Theatre, starring Andrew Laties


Julie Gribble from KidLit TV


The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake on a shelf at Bank Street Book Store.  🙂


Karin Lefranc and Dan Gutman 


Monica Wellington 


Daphne Benedis-Grab and Laura Pedersen

Thank you Bank Street Book Store for a terrific day.


During this holiday season, please remember to support your neighborhood independent bookstore.



13 comments on “Celebrating INDIES FIRST at Bank Street Book Store

    • Mike, I’m sorry you missed the event, but you can still support Bank Street Book Store and/or your neighborhood bookstore. No pressure! 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

    • Pat, I hope we get to meet some day. KidLit TV took some video footage and photos of me, as did Bank Street. When doing my blog post, I only included photography that I shot or had permission to include.

  1. Wow, another great day at Bank Street Bookstore! I really wish I could’ve been there! And I really wish I’d been keeping up with blogs more, but you know what kind of year it’s been over here. Thank you for being one of my top commenters, Robin! oxoxox

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