Independent Bookstore Day marks its fourth year of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide on Saturday, April 28th, with literary parties around the country.
The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, Lake Placid is hosting an Independent Bookstore Day party with an open invitation to our local community and to all our loyal customers beyond.
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. 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.
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.
* 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. 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 was last year. And they are at your service..
“We are thrilled to once again have The Bookstore Plus participate in the 4th annual Independent Bookstore Day. Independent bookstores across the country are alive and we are proud to celebrate that fact. As a second generation indie, we are thankful for the support that we receive from our community of local customers and visitors. You are the reason that we are still here and can have a day-long celebration of independent bookselling. Today we say “thank you” for keeping The Bookstore Plus as well as other independent bookstores around the country alive and full of books, ideas, and unique people.” -Sarah and Marc, Co-Owners of The Bookstore Plus
The Bookstore Plus 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 fourth annual National Independent Bookstore Day is sponsored in part by Penguin Random House, Ingram, and The American Booksellers Association. Last year participating bookstores saw an average increase in sales of 200% on Independent Bookstore Day, with some stores up as much as 1000% over their average Saturday sales in April. “Indie bookstores play a crucial role in society—they are spaces where ideas live freely, thought and conversation flourish, and communities are nurtured and strengthened. Independent Bookstore Day is a national party to celebrate this significance. We love to celebrate with our customers and toast to the vitality of indies, as well the enthusiasm and support of avid readers everywhere!” says Katie Eelman at Papercuts J.P. in Boston. While Benjamin Rybeck at Brazos Bookstore says, “Independent Bookstore Day makes a big city like Houston feel small, cozy, like everybody knows everybody.”
The 2018 IBD author ambassador Celeste Ng 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.”
PARTY AT THE BOOKSTORE PLUS | 9 AM - 6 PM
-Delicious locally made cupcakes for our customers
-Launching an Independent Bookstore Day photography contest
-Book giveaways throughout the event
-One lucky winner gets a $25 gift certificate to The Bookstore Plus
-Children's author book signing event
-Audiobook giveaways from Libro.fm, the digital audiobook platform for independent bookstores. When you sign up for Libro.fm you will also receive a free 20% off coupon to The Bookstore Plus. Signing up is free.
2 PM | CUPCAKES
3 PM | AUTHOR BOOK Signing
The Bookstore Plus is pleased to welcome back children's author Rebecca Donnelly, to the store on Saturday, April 28th | 3 to 5 PM. She will be here to mingle with shoppers and sign her book, "How To Stage A Catastrophe". Come party with us, meet the author, and get your copy of "How To Stage A Catastrophe" autographed.
5 PM | GIFT CERTIFICATE DRAWING
Sign up for our mailing list throughout the day and be entered for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate.
Please support your local bookstore and join in on the fun!