Did you know that Saturday, April 28 is Independent Bookshop Day? Independent Bookstore Day marks its fourth year of celebrating independent bookstores
nationwide on Saturday, April 28th, with literary parties around the country. The Hickory Stick Bookshop will be celebrating with refreshments, giveaways, and activities throughout the day, as well as two book signings: Deborah Dayal and Rose Petruzzi will sign Dancing Inside, a book of poetry with watercolor illustrations, at 1pm; Bibi Gaston will sign Gifford Pinchot and the First Foresters at 2:30pm, coinciding with
The Steep Rock Association’s Family Workshop Weekend.
The Hickory Stick Bookshop will also offer exclusive day-of merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors. Since its inception in 2014, more than 200 authors have demonstrated their support for independent bookstores by donating work for Bookstore Day.
The 2018 IBD author ambassador Celeste Ng (Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You) says, “My favorite thing about independent bookstores is that they all have their own distinct personalities: each reflects not just the tastes but also the ideals of its community. From the second you walk in, you get a sense of what the people who shop there know and enjoy—as well as what’s currently on their minds, what they want to learn, and what they value: in short, what kinds of people they want to be. Bookstores are more than just repositories of knowledge, they’re living, breathing, evolving representations of our best selves. I love Independent Bookstore Day because it asks readers, writers, and booksellers to join in celebrating all that bookstores represent. It’s a gathering to remind ourselves that the written word can change both us and the world, and of what’s possible when we all come together.”
This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call The Hickory Stick Bookshop at 860-868-0525, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.hickorystickbookshop.com.