Independent Bookstore Day has been postponed to August 29th. Damn pandemics.
I’m a little happy about this because as much of a book lover as I am I had no idea there was a day for this. I guess after the whole National Grilled Cheese Day falling on the same day as Easter I really shouldn’t be surprised, but I never went in depth about all these holidays before. Anyway, what is Independent Bookstore Day and why is this a thing? Independent Bookstore Days a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country usually on the last Saturday in April, but as stated above it has been postponed to end of summer.
From the website it states that every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. Events of all kinds are set up like getting to meet 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, after or online. I would suggest hitting up the website and checking out where your nearest indie bookstore is!
Why do we celebrate Independent Bookstore Day? Well, this isn’t about some big corporate bookstore raking in millions, these are your community centers. Your secret places of peace and solitude run by your everyday person who loves reading just as much as you do. It’s important to support our small local business and if you’re like me, you prefer the smell of newly printed or old pages, the texture of the paper between your fingers and the ability to slip into a different realm.
This August 29th, get a crew together or head out by yourself and take a moment in one of these special hidden gems around your town. Spread a little love and reconnect with that inner peace.