Happy Independent Bookstore Day! Hang the streamers, release the balloons, and head out to your local bookshop. Never heard of Independent Bookstore Day? Let's pop on over to IndieBookstoreDay.com to find out what this book-centric holiday is all about, shall we...
"Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, live music, cupcakes, scavenger hunts, kids events, art tables, readings, barbecues, contests, and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.
Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.
In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. And they are at your service."
Not sure where to find a bookstore near you? They've got your covered there too! To find a list of participating shops, just click here: https://indiemap.bookweb.org/