Indie Shindig Celebrates Pride
June 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
For the third year in a row, the Indie Shindig events series is being offered to independent booksellers, combining the very best of trade shows, sales calls, and author events in a virtual format. The theme of this year’s Indie Shindig series is Everybody Needs Pride, featuring books with queer content and/or by queer creators and is raising funds for Lambda Literary and the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC). This initiative is a collaborative partnership between Abrams Books, Bloomsbury Publishing, Candlewick Press, Chronicle Books, Sourcebooks, and Workman Publishing Co.
In 2022, Indie Shindig will consist of four events, each of which will last one hour,
occurring on Mondays April 4, May 2, June 6, and June 13 at 4 pm ET. The participating
publishers will split a donation of $20 per bookseller attendee for each event between Lambda
Literary and the NCAC, with a cap of $18,000 total.
Featuring more than 50 titles and authors, the specific event dates, times, and themes are:
• April 4: Adult Fiction Exploring the Past, Present, and Future/Alternate Worlds
Moderated by Candice Huber, owner of Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop (LA)
• May 2: YA Panel of Authors, PLUS a discussion of book banning and censorship
• June 6: Everybody Needs Pride in Children’s Picture Books and Middle Grade
Middle Grade panel moderated by Nicole Lintemuth, owner of Bettie’s Pages (MA)
• June 13: Celebrating Queer History & Culture