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. This year’s event will take place Saturday, April 24, 2021.
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 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.
That is the What and the Why – here is the How! At White Birch Books, we will have our infamous Blind Date with a Book. When you purchase a book, you have the opportunity to walk out with another title, chosen only by our description. Will you love it? We hope so! Or will you need to try again another time? Maybe, but at least you put yourself out there!
Also, if you have a beautiful White Birch Books Tote, you will then be eligible to take 29% off your entire purchase on this special day. Why 29%? Because we are ALSO celebrating our 29th anniversary. 29 years of reading and sharing good books with this amazing community. And if you don’t have a tote in your possession when you walk in the door, you can always buy one and then get the discount at the same time. We will be doing this special at other times doing the year, so it is well worth it. Plus it is a cool tote, so it is a must have all by itself!
We’ll come up with other fun things to do that day, but these are to wet your whistle and get you to mark it on your calender. Independent Bookstore Day – not a national holiday, but it should be!!!