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. Join us on 4/29!
What sets today apart? Besides the cool extra-awesome activities and events (see below) 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.
How are we celebrating? In many ways!
The reveal of the BOOK STAIRS to the CATTIC! Thanks to 14 generous donors, and 1 incredibly talented artist, we have book case stairs! Have you ever walked up a flight of books? Join us and see what it feels like! Then, once you are in the attic, take a moment and vote! What are you voting for? What direction this indie bookshop should go in of course! Feedback is necessary - and your opinion counts!
One-of-a-kind raffle! Enjoy a selection of signed special edition books from authors, just for us! Plus a variety of goodies from fellow merchants and items we've collected just for today! Every $10 you spend earns you a raffle ticket, plus you can purchase additional tickets at 6 for $5. Dollars earned will be used to purchase plants and outdoor furniture for the the new bookstore learning garden!
Prizes - for a variety of things! Give-a-ways for select purchases, lolliipops, stickers & erasers for the kids, and three lucky families will win a 2-year membership thanks to an incredibly generous donor!
Authors in the house! Special guests David Lubar (Looniverse Series,Weenies Series, Character Driven, +++) and Kate Racculia (This Must Be the Place & Bellweather Rhapsody) will be here from 12 - 1pm. To talk books, sign books, recommend books, you get the idea!
Little Golden Book Activity Room! In honor of the 75th Anniversary of the beloved Little Golden Book the Community Room will turn into the Little Golden Book Room! Children ages 4 & up will be given a Make-Your-Own Little Golden Book activity kit*, little ones can color, and all ages can take a photo in the Poky Little Puppy Frame! *For in-store only, while supplies last.
Sugar So Sweet Bakery cart will be on site (in the backyard) from 11am to 1pm for you and yours to enjoy a special treat! They are even bringing back their Harry Potter Butter Beer cupcake in honor of our event!
Bubbles & Chalk - in the backyward, your children are invited to draw a picture or sign their name on the wall (in chalk) then enjoy bubbles! (Weather permitting)
Specials in-town - Even our friends at South Mountain Cycle & Cafe are getting into the fun! Visit them for Little Golden Book drink specials in honor of Independent Bookstore Day!