Join us for giveaways (while supplies last) and general merriment as we celebrate with independent bookstores nationwide!
Plus: Take part in the Vermont Independent Bookstores challenge! Visit three 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.
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 fifth year, IBD has become a nationwide party as big and varied as the country itself.
ADMISSION: Come on in to celebrate! Free and open to all.