This week at Bookmamas



Monday through Saturday
11:00 am-7:00 pm

Noon-4:00 pm


Irvington Halloween Festival
Saturday, Oct. 25, 1:00-3:00 pm
Forrest Bowman
will be signing his new book, Sylvia, about his experience as one of the defense attorneys in the Sylvia Likens case, Sherri Wood Emmons will be signing her latest book, The Seventh Mother, as well as her previous novels and George McDermott will be signing his book, Paramilitary Zombie Survival Field Manual.



Douglas Wissing & David Hoppe book signing
Monday, Oct. 20, @ 6:00 pm
@ the CENTRAL Library (40 E. St. Clair St.)
Douglas Wissing will be signing his book, Crown Hill: History, Spirit, Sanctuary and David Hoppe
will be signing Personal Indianapolis: Thirteen
Years of Exhorting and Satirizing the Hoosier Capitol.

Authors’ Round Table: Mike Martone, Barb Shoup,
Ray Boomhower & Greg Schwipps
Wednesday, Oct. 22, @ 6:00 pm
@ the CENTRAL Library (40 E. St. Clair St.)
Book sales will include Mike Martone’s Four for a Quarter Fictions and
Fort Wayne is Seventh on Hitler’s List as well as Barb Shoup’s An American Tune and Looking for Jack Kerouac.





Why Shop Local ?

When you shop at an independently owned business, your entire community benefits:

The Economy

  • Spend $100 at a local and $68 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43.
  • Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
  • More of your taxes are reinvested in your community–where they belong.

The Environment

  • Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint.
  • Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money to beautify your community.

The Community

  • Local retailers are your friends and neighbors—support them and they’ll support you.
  • Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains.
  • More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.

Now is the time to stand up and join your fellow individuals by supporting local businesses and celebrating independents.