Independent Bookstore Day is April 30th! Nationwide!
Just what does IBD celebrate?
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 book.
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.
We will have author Linda Legters signing copies of her new book, “Connected Underneath” at 2:00p.m. Come meet the author!
Byrd’s Books will celebrate by having limited exclusive IBD merchandise for sale- beginning THAT DAY!
Some items we will have that day:
Raymie Nightingale $16.99
○ A special signed & numbered edition of the new novel by two-time Newbery Award winner Kate DiCamillo. Includes a special note from Kate.
Neil Gaiman Coloring Book $14.99
○ This book features colorable illustrations by Chris Riddell from Neil Gaiman’s Coraline; The Graveyard Book, and Fortunately, the Milk.
A $6 Story from Ann Patchett
○ The first in what is sure to become a favorite IBD series, $6 Story: The Care & Feeding of an Independent Bookstore by Ann Patchett includes three instructive essays and is signed by Ann Patchett.
Bookstore Cats Canvas Pouch $ 14.00 This handy 100% cotton canvas zippered pouch was designed by Out of Print and featuring portraits of real bookstore cats.