Dan Rather Is This Year's Indies First Spokesperson

Author, journalist and former national evening news anchor Dan Rather is this year's official Indies First spokesperson, the American Booksellers Association announced, noting: "In recent weeks, legendary news anchor Rather has been promoting independent bookstores via his Twitter account. In a range of social media assets and accompanying text created to promote Indies First, Rather encourages everyone to visit their local indie bookstores on November 28 in honor of Indies First/Small Business Saturday. Rather will be tweeting in the days leading up to the celebration as well as throughout the day on Small Business Saturday."

In response, Rather tweeted: "I am extremely proud to support INDIE BOOKSTORES. Whether you're buying #WhatUnitesUs or any other title, please support these vital local institutions. #IndiesFirst. Spread the word and maybe share a shout out in the comments to your favorite local bookstore."

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