Independent Bookstore Day 2019
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
All day–Crafts and coloring for kids
All day–Free cookies!
9am-12pm–Purr Cup Cat cafe (back by popular demand)
Enjoy a cuppa and pet some kitties! There will be a (contained) area of the store where people are welcome to pet the cats, while an in-store café cart will have coffee and tea available for a donation. The Purr Cup Cat Café is a not-yet-open coffee shop with cats! They do pop-up events around Raleigh to raise money for their café and for the Meow House Cat Rescue, which is where the kitties come from.
10am-8pm–Drawings for gift bags every hour on the hour (one for adults and one for kids)
10:30am–Under the Tree Story Time with special guest Cat in the Hat
12:30pm–Cat in the Hat comes back for more photo opportunities and some face painting
6:30pm–Literary Trivia! Signup individually or by team by e-mailing email@example.com.
Stay tuned to this page for more updates and additions to the schedule!
What is 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, 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.
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.
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.
About Independent Bookstore Day
Independent Bookstore Day began in California in 2014 and became a national event the next year. A host of publishers and authors such as Neil Gaiman, George Saunders, Roxane Gay, Lauren Groff, James Patterson, Stephen King and many others have donated work in support of the event. Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) is produced by writer and former bookseller Samantha Schoech in partnership with the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association. Its sponsors include Penguin Random House, Ingram, and the American Bookseller’s Association.
Special IBD Promotion from Libro.fm
Anyone with a Libro.fm account on Saturday, April 27th will have the ability to collect FREE audiobooks. Creating an account is free, requires no credit card information, and comes with no commitment. Account creation is encouraged to be done before the 27th, but can be done on Independent Bookstore Day. On the 27th, an email will be sent to all Libro.fm customers with a link to collect their free audiobooks. The offer will end at midnight PST. You can create an account here.