Celebrate Small Business Saturday: Indies First with Amazing Authors, Lovely Librarians, Divine Discounts, & More!

Saturday, November 26th, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Small Business Saturday (Nov. 26th) is a day to escape the malls, say bye bye to big box stores, liberate your eyes from the screen and take a stroll in your local shopping district to do some pleasurable, person-to-person holiday shopping. We’re pleased to present an all day open house with Indies First at Chevalier’s, now celebrating our 76th annual holiday season.  Read on!

Honorary Booksellers Julie Buxbaum, Charlotte Huang, Patricia Lombard, Fonda St. Paul, Kris Williams, Carole Koneff, and Stuart Gibbs!


Indies First  is a program originally created by Sherman Alexie  as a way for authors to give back to their local bookstores. This year, Lena Dunham is the official spokesperson for our noble cause! The idea is that authors will volunteer as booksellers on Small Business Saturday, recommending great books for all your gift-giving needs. If anyone reads as much as booksellers, it’s definitely authors, so you’ll get some great recommendations! And as if that’s not enough, we’ve got two – count ‘em two –  terrific exemplars of that formidable breed — the school librarian!  — each from Pilgrim School, sharing their wide-ranging and insightful expertise.

Charlotte Huang9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Charlotte Huang recently released her second YA novel Going Geekfollowing the success of of  her first, For the Record. She grew up in the Boston area and was a day student at a prestigious boarding school, where she didn’t quite hit her stride but made great friends and got good at writing ten-page papers in one night.

juliebuxbaum10 a.m. to Noon, Julie Buxbaum is the New York Times best-selling author of Tell Me Three Things, her young adult debut, and the critically acclaimed novels The Opposite of Love and After You.  Her work has been translated into twenty-five languages. Julie’s writing has appeared in various publications, including The New York Times. She is a former lawyer and graduate of Harvard Law School and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young children, and an immortal goldfish. Visit Julie online at www.juliebuxbaum.com and follow @juliebux on Twitter. 10am- Noon

patty11 a.m.to Noon, Patricia Lombard is author of the Images of America series pictorial history Larchmont. She is a free-lance writer and community activist. Patty is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz and long-time resident of Fremont Place, where she lives with her family.

fondaNoon to 2p.m., Fonda St. Paul. As a singer, Ms. St. Paul toured with legendary performers Paul Anka, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Mel Carter, Bette Midler and the singing group, Jay and the Americans. She studied dance with legendary choreographers Bob Fosse and Jo-Jo.  Dancing brought her to the Broadway stage in such musicals as “Sweet Charity” and “Jesus Christ Superstar.”She wrote her first novel and screenplay Smile Pretty Now in 2006. The same year, she co-created/scripted the sitcom “It’s My Party!”  She also has created and produced several crime reality shows.On Wednesday, 12/7 Fonda will be reading and signing her latest novel Encore, Encore, at Chevalier’s.

1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Kris Williams – Secondary School Librarian at Pilgrim School

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.Carole Koneff – Primary School Librarian at Pilgrim School

stuart-gibb4:00 to 5:00 p.m. 
Stuart Gibbs is the author of the FunJungle and Moon Base Alpha series, as well as the New York Times bestselling Spy School series. He has written the screenplays for movies like See Spot Run and Repli-Kate, worked on a whole bunch of animated films, developed TV shows for Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, ABC, and Fox. Stuart lives with his wife and children in our neighborhood! You can learn more about what he’s up to at StuartGibbs.com.


Spend more than $100 and receive a FREE CHEVALIER’S BOOKS TOTE BAG.