Join us for an all-day celebration of Independent Bookstores!
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.
Indie bookstores, whether dusty and
labyrinthine or clean and well-lighted, are
not just stores, they are solutions. They hold
the key to your love life, your career, and
your passions. Walking the aisles of a good
bookstore means stumbling upon a novel
from India that expands your heart. It’s
encountering an art book that changes the
direction of your life. It’s the joy of having a
perfect stranger steer you toward the perfect
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.
The all-day celebration of books, reading, independent
bookselling, and shopping locally will include give-aways,
discounts, food, drinks, games (for kids and adults), kids’
crafts, and more. Specially-produced limited editions
of several books and art pieces for Independent
Bookstore Day will be available at Collected Works.