I guess that this is Small Business Saturday or something. I could look up the exact wording.
However, Sherman Alexie (fellow WSU grad from the same time I was there) seems to have found a way to get authors into bookstores on this Saturday after Thanksgiving. My understanding is that there are hundreds of writers and stores now participating.
This is very cool.
The photo was taken at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, WA by my son, who has read Alexie at school. I purchased a used copy of Reservation Blues and got it signed.