Monday’s Margins: Shop Indie Bookstores; Obama’s Holiday Reading; Vonnegut

Salon reminds you to support your indie bookstore this holiday season.

Barack Obama supported Small Business Saturday by buying books, including The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz and Norton Juster’s The Phantom Tollbooth.

PEN American Center lists literary and advocacy events for the week of November 26-December 3.

The NY Times reviewed Charles J. Shields’ Kurt Vonnegut: A Life.

Robert Birnbaum created his Best List of 2011.

We are reading Peter Matthiessen, Roberto Bolano, Jonathan Franzen, and more.

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