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. But in addition to 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. Not after. Not online.
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.
Join us at An Unlikely Story for a day of exclusive one-of-a-kind merchandise, Blind Date with a Book Give-Away, a Golden Book Activity, and surprise extras and give-aways throughout the day!
11:00am - Elephant and Piggie StoryTime (Recommended for ages 2 and up)
Come join us for a Elephant and Piggie Party Time! We will be reading some of our favorite Elephant and Piggie titles, handing out Elephant and Piggie tattoos and making Elephant and Piggie puppets.
1:00pm - Celebration of Little Golden Books (Recommended for children ages 5 and up)
This afternoon we will be celebrating the 75 anniversary of the Little Golden Books. We will have a display of many beloved titles for children and their families to explore, read aloud some of our favorites, and children will have the opportunity to create mini Little Golden books as they fill the pages with their own stories and illustrations.
“Consumers control the marketplace by deciding where to spend their money. If what a bookstore offers matters to you, then shop at a bookstore. If you feel that the experience of reading a book is valuable, then read the book. This is how we change the world: we grab hold of it. We change ourselves.”
― Ann Patchett, bestselling author and co-owner of Parnassus Books