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. Come join the party!
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.
For more information, and to view the special items offered on this day, visit http://www.indiebookstoreday.com/
Our audio partner, Libro.fm, is offering 5 free audiobooks on that day as well. See details: https://libro.fm/ibd.
At 3 p.m. Georgeanne Brennan presents Windows on Provence: Musings on the Food, Wine, and Culture of the South of France. See next listing for details.