May 1st has been declared Buy Indie Day. The idea: buy one book—paperback, hardcover, audiobook, whatever you want (it doesn’t even have to be a Columbia University Press title)—at an independent bookstore near you. There are tons of great independent stores out there with tons of great books. And even if you can’t make it to the store, call, e-mail, or order from your favorite store’s Web site.
Indiebound has some more information on the event, including a handy Indie store finder map on their site.