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Authors for Indies at Forsters

Book Display at Forsters
Written by Patti Foley

Authors for Indies Day (Saturday, April 30, 2016) is a day when authors show their appreciation for Canadian independent bookstores (indies). They do this by volunteering as guest booksellers for the day. When you visit an indie bookstore on AFI Day, you’ll have the opportunity to meet local authors, chat with them booklover to booklover, and get book recommendations from them. And perhaps share your recommendations with them. 

You may buy a book or two, or just get to know your local bookstore better.

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Authors are doing this to raise awareness of indie bookstores and how important they are to our communities, our reading lives, and our cultural well-being. It’s a day to give some love to your local neighbourhood bookstore.

In Bolton, Forsters Book Garden has 5 authors coming from 1-3:30pm.

Nicola Ross author of Caledon Hikes: Loops and Lattes, Kirsten Koza author of two very funny travel books: “Lost in Moscow” and “Wake Up and Smell the Sh*t.” Gerry Fostaty author of “Stage Business” (a mystery) and for history buffs, “As You Were: Tragedy at Valcartier.” Carolyn J Morris teacher and author of 2 children’s picture books and 4 middle grade novels and illustrator Eric Orchard who not only illustrates for other authors, but has produced his own graphic novel “Maddy Kettle The Adventures of the Thimblewitch.”

Forsters will provide refreshments as well. The Authors for Indies website has much more info. Visit if you’d like to read the blogs and see which authors are going to which stores.

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About the author

Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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