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!
We will be donating 10% of our sales on Independent Bookstore Day to "Literacy Volunteers of Essex & Franklin Counties". They have been given the opportunity to update their computers. "Literacy Volunteers of Essex & Franklin Counties" mission is to support adults in Essex and Franklin Counties with accomplishing their personal and educational goals through literacy education. They help those most in need of literacy education, those who want to enter or advance in the workforce, and those who may lack language skills necessary to succeed as productive members of society.
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
PARTY AT THE BOOKSTORE PLUS | 9 AM - 6 PM
- Independent Bookstore Day photography contest
- One lucky winner gets a $25 gift certificate to The Bookstore Plus
- Book giveaways throughout the event
- Children's author, Rebecca Donnelly, book signing event, PLUS TWO OTHER FEATURED AUTHORS
- Audiobook giveaways from Libro.fm, the digital audiobook platform for independent bookstores. Signing up is free.
Order of Events:
- Delicious locally made cupcakes for our customers at 2:00 PM
- 1-3 PM: Green Goats Map release and signing
- 3-5 PM: Author signing with childrens author, Rebecca Donnelly. She will be signing her book, "How To Stage A Carastrophe"
- 5:00 PM: Gift Certificate Drawing
PHOTO CONTEST BEGINS | HOW TO BE A CONTESTANT
STEP #2 Post a captivating photo you've taken from your visit to The Bookstore Plus on Independent Bookstore Day using our giant Two Dollar Bill
STEP #3 Use the hashtag #BookstoreDay and tag @thebookstoreplus to make sure we can find your photo
One contestant will be selected at the drawing.
Winner will be awarded $25 Gift Certificate to The Bookstore Plus.
Winners will be selected and notified on Monday, April 30th, 2018, at 4:00 PM
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!