Independent Bookstore Day 2021
What is Independent Bookstore Day?
Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different.
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.
What's happening at Once Upon A Time?
All Day: Exclusive Independent Bookstore Day items for sale (while supplies last)
All Day: Treats, goodies, and prizes!
All Day: Time with our bookstore kitty, Pippi
Noon: Caldecott-Honor illustrator LeYuen Pham - LIVE / INPERSON / Outside & Socially Distanced Booksigning
Free Audiobooks from Libro.fm
When you spend $15 or more at your bookstore between April 24th and 26th, you can get one of these audiobooks for free from Libro.fm. Learn more at www.libro.fm/ibd.
In-store purchases given priority for exclusive items. Inventory updated nightly.
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This book is so lovely and soft-spoken, but packs a powerful and beautiful message. A young boy visits his grandfather, and while the two do not speak the same language, they find communication through things even more powerful than words: art, family, and love. This book is so magical, taking us through this journey of discovery with stunning artwork.
(Picture Book) - reviewed by Isabel