Join us for a day of fun giveaways, unique crafts, yummy treats and two terrific local authors! Ron Base, the author of the Sanibel Sunset Detective Series and Doug MacGregor, children's author and cartoonist will be here to chat.
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. We are still firming up the details for our IBD celebration, but one thing is for sure, we'll have a selection of 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 page-less 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 us this year than there were last year. And we are at your service.