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Independent Bookstore Day 2017 (All Locations!)
Saturday, April 29, 2017 (All day)
Join us for giveaways* and general merriment as we celebrate with independent bookstores nationwide!
Here are a few of the ways we'll be celebrating:
- Stop by Phoenix on Indie Bookstore Day, and get free audiobooks from our partner, Libro.fm.
- 50% off Phoenix Books t-shirts and other Phoenix merchandise on IBD. (Some exceptions apply.)
- Get your Vermont Independent Bookstore Passport!
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.
Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) is a celebration of books, readers and indie bookselling that started in California in 2014; it is modeled after the extremely successful Record Store Day. Now in its fourth year, IBD has become a nationwide party as big and varied as the country itself. In 2015, IBD had more than 350 stores in 45 states putting their bells on and throwing out the welcome mat.
*While supplies last.
DATE: Saturday, April 29th (IBD is always the last Saturday in April.)
LOCATIONS: All four Phoenix Books locations!
ADMISSION: Come on in to celebrate! Free and open to all.
Essex, Burlington, Rutland, and Chester, VT