Indie Shindig is BACK for 2021!

The virtual event series Indie Shindig is returning for 2021 with more programming aimed at connecting independent booksellers, publishers, and authors, and raising funds for two worthy organizations: Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation and We Need Diverse Books (WNDB). This initiative is spearheaded by Workman Publishing Co., Inc., in partnership with Abrams Books, Bloomsbury Publishing, Candlewick Press, Chronicle Books, and Sourcebooks.

Indie Shindig will consist of six events this year, each of which will last one hour, occurring on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, from Monday, May 10, through Monday, July 26 at 4 p.m. EST and take place on Zoom.

Participating publishers will split a donation of $20 per bookseller attendee for each event between The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation and We Need Diverse Books (WNDB).

If you have questions about Indie Shindig, please email Christian Westermann at

May Events

Authors Dish on New Books: Fiction & Nonfiction Panels
May 10th at 4 PM EST

Witches, Icons, Rebels, and an Interrupting Chicken: Highlights from Our Children’s and YA Lists
May 24th at 4 PM EST


June Events

Southern Baking to Spike Lee: Highlights from Our Adult List
June 14th at 4 PM EST

Editors’ Picks
June 28th at 4 PM EST


July Events

Young Adult Panel: Identity, Growing Pains, and Perseverance

Middle Grade Panel: Characters and the Journeys They Take Us On
July 12th at 4 PM EST

Backlist Gems
July 26th at 4 PM EST

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