- Published: 24 April 2019 24 April 2019
Saturday, April 27 is Independent Bookstore Day--a national day of recognition of the importance of locally-owned, neighborhood bookshops. Bookstores across the country are hosting special events (aka "parties"), sales of books and gifts, and a gamut of creative (and sometimes crazy) other things as part of their celebrations.
They'll have exclusive and collective stuff (her ladyship has a thing for the tea towels). They will be offering special pricing and sometimes even free copies of books and audio books. They'll be handing out cookies and dressing up their local authors in store staff t-shirts.
There are something like 70 different events listed for Independent Bookstore Day on the Calendar of Events below. Dozens of author readings. A near-universal listing of story times, not to mention the open mics, writers' workshops, raffles, door prizes and drawings, and...
- ...a donut hour at Horton's Books in Carrollton, GA
- ...on the spot dog portraits at Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA
- ...Book Nerd Apron modeling at The Haunted Bookshop, Mobile, AL
- ...drinking games at Eagle Eye Bookshop, Decatur, GA
- ...Champagne at Joe's Place Bookstore, Greenville, SC
- ...face-painting and slime-making at Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC
- ...Sesame Street story time at Square Books Jr., Oxford, MS
- ...a Drag Queen story time at Scuppernong Books, Greensboro, NC
- ...a singalong at Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN
- ...a theatrical production of "Penguin Problems" at Turnrow Books, Greenwood, MS
...just to cite a few of the 70+ events on the list. Note that if you are planning to hit up the Horton's Books donut hour (who could blame you) you might want to get there early.