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Small Business Saturday

  • Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse 1010 Foothill Boulevard La Cañada Flintridge, CA, 91011 United States (map)

Activities for all ages include author appearances, guest artists, live music, visiting therapy dogs, coloring tables & game demos, give-aways, drawings for tote bags filled with books

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Celebration at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse

 Small Business Saturday is a nationwide event started by American Express in 2010 dedicated to showing support for indie businesses and recognizing their contributions to their communities.

Come and join the fun!



·         P.A. Wikoff, Feylin Lore: Reflections (Fantasy)

·         Eugenie Buchan, A Few Planes for China: The Birth of the Flying Tigers (History)

Noon-2 PM

·         Arcadia Publishing authors Michael Lawler, Crescenta Valley History: Hidden in Plain Sight (History) and J. Michael Niotta, Ph.D, The Los Angeles Sugar Ring: Inside the World of Old Money, Bootleggers and Gambling Barons (True Crime)

2-4 PM

·         Rare Bird Books authors David Rocklin, The Night Language (Fiction) and Cat Gwynn, 10 Mile Radius: Reframing Life on the Path through Cancer (Memoir)



10:30-3:30 PM

·         Charline Brito, Fiber designs

·         Jeanine Colini, Original designs on greeting cards and wall art

·         Cathi Milligan Art glass & beads

·          Lena Sayadian, Painting

·         Anthe Wosczyna, Little Muse Designs jewelry  

Other handmade items on display: Ulla Anobile felt art; Bonnie LM crocheted hats and felt ornaments; and Oxley & Mortimer jewelry.  



·         Janet Squires, Just Like Gulliver (pre-school-3)

Noon-2 PM

·         Frans Vischer, Fuddles & Puddles (ages 4-7)

2-4 PM

·         Betsy Rosenthal, Porcupine’s Picnic: Who Eats What? (ages 4-8)



            11-2 PM

·         Jamie Purnell, Guitar & vocals (and he signs his children’s book Proud Penguin)

2-2:30 PM

·         La Canada High School’s Chamber Singers, holiday songs



·         Cedar the reading therapy dog (collie)

Noon-2 PM

·         Oliver the Schnoodle (pick up an autographed copy of his book)

2-4 PM

·         Therapy dog couple Luke and Blondie (golden retrievers)

Throughout the day, we have tables for coloring (all ages), game demos, and other activities.

And, we have lots of give-aways, including bags full of books, tote bags, and t-shirts.

Finally, there is a book drive benefitting Literally Healing of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Last year the program gifted over 42,000 new books to patients & their siblings. Flintridge Bookstore’s drive for Literally Healing lasts through the end of the year.