Independent Bookstore Day

exclusive day-of merchandiseIn its fifth year, Independent Bookstore Day, Saturday, April 27th, celebrates independent bookstores nationwide with literary parties and events around the country. It's a day to discover Vermont's independent bookstores! 

Ways to participate:

ONE Take part in the Vermont Independent Bookstores challenge! Visit 3 or more independent bookstores in Vermont on Independent Bookstore Day, Saturday, April 27th for your chance to win the full prize package of a Vermont Independent Bookstores pin, sticker, magnet and reusable tote! Usually winning all this loot would require visiting all 20 bookstores featured on the Vermont Independent Bookstores Passport, so this is a rare opportunity! Download your passport to print out and plan your route! CLICK HERE

TWO Get free audiobooks! To thank you for supporting The Vermont Book Shop, is giving all of their customers free audiobooks on Independent Bookstore Day, Saturday April 27th. Be sure to sign up for if you haven't already and then come visit us and collect your free audiobooks on April 27th. CLICK HERE  Pro Tip: The free audiobooks can also be sent as GIFTS to friends!

THREE Attend fabulous events! SCHEDULE includes...
11 a.m.
Local author Jennifer Cyr will lead a mini workshop "Telling Spirit Animal Stories with Words and Pictures."
4 p.m. Marshall Highet and Bird Stasz Jones will recite a selection from their new novel, a coming-of-age story and sailing adventure on the high seas (perfect for ages 11-14), HOLD FAST! Discussion and signing to follow.

The Vermont Book Shop's Independent Bookstore Day will also feature a $50 Vermont Book Shop Gift Card Drawing, plus more giveaways and exclusive Independent Bookstore Day items.

What is it? 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 fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online. The EXCLUSIVE Independent Bookstore Day day-of merchandise is created by major publishers and authors. Since its inception in 2014, more than 200 authors have demonstrated their support for independent bookstores by donating works for Bookstore Day.

Why are we celebrating 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. 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.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:30am
Event address: 
Staff Pick Badge
Hold Fast Cover Image
ISBN: 9781493039432
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Globe Pequot Press - March 2019

Honu Meets Kiyaya Cover Image
By Jennifer Cyr, Jess Marony (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781798545874
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Independently published - March 2nd, 2019

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