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Independent Bookstore Day
May 2nd marks the first annual Independent Bookstore Day, a holiday that makes us happy down to our book-lovin’ souls. Small publishers and independent bookstores go together like bread and butter. The idea to celebrate small, independent bookstores came about after the success of last year’s California Bookstore Day. Looking to expand the celebration outside of the Bear Flag State, independent bookstores around the country quickly made the move to make the day a national event.
The purpose of the day, according to the official website for California Bookstore Day, is to honor not just the unique independent bookstores around the country, but to praise the unique role they play in the lives of those who frequent them:
“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.”
Celebrate the fine art of “aimless perusal” this year in the indie bookstore nearest you, and help to make the first national Independent Bookstore Day a success.