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Celebrate Authors for Indies Day in Bolton

Written by Patti Foley

Bolton Bookstore and Local Authors Join Nationwide Celebration of Independent Bookstores

Forster’s Book Garden is pleased to announce that on Saturday, April 29th, 2017, authors, Kate Hilton, Kerry Clare, Jennifer Robson, Karma Brown, Rebecca Rosenblum, Bob Desaultes, Peter G Reynolds and Mary Scattergood will volunteer as guest booksellers at Forster’s Book Garden 266 Queen St. South in Bolton, to celebrate Canadian Authors for Indies Day.

Authors for Indies Day is a nationwide event organized by authors to show appreciation for indie bookstores. Authors for Indies endeavours to: increase customer traffic for the store, showcase local writers, and strengthen relationships between authors and booksellers.  Authors will volunteer as guest booksellers to greet customers, recommend books, and highlight the importance of supporting independent bookshops (“indies”) in our communities. So far, more than 500 authors and 100 bookstores across the country have signed up to participate.

The staff at Forster’s Book Garden is excited to build on the tremendous success of last year’s event. Activities planned for April 29 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the store include:

Free Refreshments, Draw prizes from local businesses: Noble Toyz, Rovili Pet World, Black Tie Gifts and Good Health Oseopathy.

Lots of great Book Talk, Meet great authors. Great for aspiring authors. Get writing/publishing advice from them.  Ask ‘em anything. What do bestselling authors read? How does one stay on task during the writing process? How does one avoid distractions when you’re on a really great writing roll? (see? Any and all questions answered).

To learn more about Canadian Authors for Indies visit For more information on Forster’s Book Garden’s special Authors for Indies Day promotions and store details visit

Meet : Kate Hilton, Kerry Clare, Jennifer Robson & Karma Brown all bestselling authors from Harper Collins Canada. Meet Rebecca Rosenblum author of “So Much Love” published by Penguin Random House Canada. Meet Bob Desaultes owner of several Guelph restaurants whose book on wine is sure to make your mouth water. Meet Peter G Reynolds author of “The Lost Hallway” a lyrical picture book about where your lost things go and offering hope that they will be found. Meet Mary Scattergood local artist who has penned and illustrated two beautiful books for youngsters (or those young at heart) who still see fairies in their gardens.

All authors will be here the afternoon of Sat. Apr. 29th. 

Established in 1998, Forster’s Book Garden pride ourselves on great customer service and a carefully curated selection of books, unique gifts, toys, puzzles, greeting cards, sassy, subversive socks and candles. Mom and Pop owned and operated with one other staff member: Fynn the friendly Bernese Mountain Dog. THANKS FOR SHOPPING LOCALLY!

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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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