Independent Bookstore Day is Saturday April 27th!

Byrd’s Books is thrilled to participate in the 5th annual Independent Bookstore Day!

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, refreshments, kids events, 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.

 

Some of the exclusive Independent BookstoreDay merchandise:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signings:

SIGNINGS: James Smith will be at the store from 1:00-2:30pm to sign his book, “Opinionated Women in the Land of Steady Habits”. Sharon Struth will be here from 2:30-4:00pm to sign her chapter of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons from the Dog: 101 Tales of Family, Friendship & Fun”

 

SPECIAL ITEMS: On Saturday April 27th, all day, we will have special merchandise and store specials throughout the day in celebration of Independent Bookstore Day.

FREE LISTENING: Also, Libro.fm will be giving away FREE digital audiobooks to folks who visit us during the day- wow!! Learn more by asking at the store.

CT BOOK CRAWL: In addition, Connecticut Bookstores have a scavenger hunt that could get you a total of $850 in gift certificates to Connecticut’s bookstores! Visit all 17 stores in two days to get qualified!! (see details below).

Connecticut Book Crawl RULES AND PRIZES:

• This event takes place over IBD weekend (Saturday, April 27th, and Sunday, April 28th) during each bookstore’s business hours.

  • Participants can pick up a passport at any of the 17 bookstores on Independent Bookstore Day.
  • Participants must visit ALL bookstores to qualify for the passport prize and gain entry to win a Grand Prize.
  • No purchase is required to participate.
  • Each participating bookstore will issue an original stamp/sticker in the passport during your visit.
  • Upon completion of the passport, a bookseller at the final stop will review the stamps and confirm your eligibility to win. You will be asked to fill out a form with your contact information, which will be used to mail Passport Prizes and for entry into the Grand Prize.

• Participants can finish their passport at ANY of the stores and are welcome to keep their passports.

Passport Prize: A coupon from each of the 17 participating stores for 20% off a purchase on a future visit (some exclusions apply). Awarded to everyone who completes the passport by visiting ALL 17 participating bookstores!

Grand Prize: One $50 gift certicate to each of the 17 participating bookstores (a $850 value), awarded to five, randomly-drawn Passport Prize winners.

Click HERE for the passport and have two days of fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Digital Audiobooks from Libro.fm and Byrd’s Books

Audiobooks give you the ability to listen to great books, anytime and anywhere. Byrd’s Books has partnered with Libro.fm to offer monthly memberships and a special Bookstore Day offer on Saturday, April 28th, to thank you for your support.

Independent Bookstore Day offer includes 5 free audiobooks + two samplers including the #1 Indie Next Pick, Tangerine by Christine Mangan. Create your Libro.fm account now so you will be ready to get your free audiobooks on April 28th…then come celebrate with us at the store!

Learn more about Independent Bookstore Day and share this offer from Byrd’s Books with your friends and family here .

Independent Bookstore Day Saturday April 29th

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. There are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online. We will have IBD merchandise, refreshments  have lots of in-store specials available ONLY on that day!! We will have in-store specials running throughout the day!

 

Digital Audio for Independent Bookstore Day
In honor of the third annual Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 29th, we are giving away five digital audiobooks from Libro.fm, plus two incredible samplers! Audiobooks include the #1 Indie Next Pick, The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck and David Foster Wallace’s A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again. How do you participate? Easy. Create your Libro.fm account now and you’ll get an email reminder on April 29th to download the free audiobooks. The offer is only valid on April 29th so sign-up today!

Some of the Independent Bookstore Day items available that day only:

 

 

 

 

Independent Bookstore Day is April 30th

Independent Bookstore Day 2106Independent 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.

Connected UnderneathWe 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 $16.99Raymie-IBD

○     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 $14.99Neil Gaiman

○     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. $6book

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. Bookstore cats

 

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