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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at Francie & Finch Bookshop!

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join us for Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 27th!

Francie & Finch Bookshop will be open for extended hours, from 10 am to 6 pm!
On this, the last day of the Southeast Nebraska Independent Bookstore Crawl, at F&F you will find treats, special merch plus two books from our Advanced Reader copy stash when you spend $50, author visits, and more prizes and surprises! You don’t want to miss it! See below for a line-up of our visiting authors:

10:00 – 1:00 – Jayme Sandberg: Author of Total Solar Eclipse – A Stellar Friendship Story
Jayme Sandberg unexpectedly fell in love with total solar eclipses when one appeared in her Nebraska backyard in 2017. After chasing a pre-schooler around with eclipse glasses that day, she made it her mission to help parents and educators simultaneously teach their kids about safely viewing this amazing celestial event while also celebrating the unexpected ways we shine together.

12:00 – 2:00 – Glenda Clair – Author of The Legacy of Prairie Winds
From an early age, she sat on the arm of her grandmother’s over-stuffed rocking chair as she read to her granddaughter. The tools were Every Child’s Story Book, Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates which led to reading Jack London and Agatha Christie. The love of literature and power of words was her gift to a wide-eyed small girl. Glenda taught English Literature and creative writing. Now retired, her dream is now to focus on her own writing and has been awarded the Bess Streeter Aldrich 2023 Short Story award. She has published novels: The Legacy of Prairie Winds, Women of Dust and Wind, and two young adult novels, Time for Courage, Surviving Yellowstone and Propelling Beyond Barriers: Evelyn Sharp, No Ordinary Girl. She loves the art of creating characters and the musical sounds of words.

2:00 – 3:00 – Devan Martin & Kolleen Meyer-Krikac: Author of The Enneagram Series for Children
Do you sometimes wonder about your child and the difficulties they seem to encounter? The Enneagram Series for Children is a great tool for parents to understand and help their children while children love and relate to the characters, seeing themselves in the stories. We have 5 of the 9 book series completed!

3:00 – 5:00 – Gordon McGill – Wood Creations:
Meet Gordon and shop from an array of his wood creations!

4:00 – 6:00 – Karissa Bettendorf – Artist:
Karissa Bettendorf, owner of Karis Fine Arts, is an artist, author, and illustrator living in Lincoln Nebraska with her husband, their 2nd grade son, and Springer Spaniel. When Karissa isn’t painting or writing, she loves to read, garden, bake, and play in the sunshine. Karis Fine Arts is an allied business, and Karissa believes that every person deserves to be celebrated and represented exactly for who they are. You can find her and her art on Facebook at Karis Fine Arts, Instagram  @karisfinearts1, and TikTok at @karisfinearts – and at Clements Noyes Ary Gallery in downtown Lincoln!




April 27
10:00 am - 6:00 pm