Help us celebrate Independent Bookstore Day and our 60th anniversary at Country Bookshelf!
Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. In addition to the special events we have planned, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.
Why Celebrate 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.
IBD 2017 Schedule
9am – Doors open. Exclusive merchandise goes on sale – limited quantities!
ALL DAY – Refreshments while you browse. Pick up your Book Trivia sheet so you can be ready for the 3pm Trivia Showdown. Watch for tags marking books recommended by some of our favorite authors and other special displays throughout the store.
11am-12pm – Local author of both Middle Grade and Young Adult books Janet Fox will be here to give you book recommendations for yourself or the young people in your life. She will also be happy to sign copies of her own books, including The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle, Faithful, Forgiven, and Sirens.
12pm – Readings of books by beloved children’s author Amy Krouse Rosenthal to honor her memory.
2pm – Kids, get your superhero masks and hear children’s author Sara Crow read from her new book Even Superheroes Need to Sleep and learn all about sleeping superheroes and how this book came to be. Great for parents, grandparents, and everyone!
3pm – Book Trivia to celebrate the book that celebrates bookshops, My Bookstore. Fill your trivia sheet out beforehand and be ready for the Live Book Trivia Finals to win prizes!
3:45pm – Bubbly toast to celebrate Country Bookshelf’s 60 years and a special announcement for the decades to come.
4pm – Billings author Sean McDaniel presents Criminal Zoo and answers all your questions about his chilling literary debut. Thanks to Sean’s terrifying imagination, we suggest you leave the kids downstairs. Book signing and more bubbly to follow bringing our Indie Bookstore Day celebration to a close.
Thank you for supporting your locally-owned independent bookstore and helping us support the community we all love. We are here because of you!
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