Thursday, April 25, 2019

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day in Western North Carolina!

Independent Bookstore Day is this Saturday, April 27, 2019. If you live in or near Western North Carolina, please get out to support one of our fantastic booksellers! Links go to more information for the day.

Adventure Bound Books 
134 N. Sterling St., Morganton, NC

Giveaways, while supplies last, to every customer who spends $50 or more (excluding gift certificates) in a single purchase this Saturday (April 27th). Supplies are limited, and once they’re gone, they’re gone - don’t miss out! In addition, every $10 purchase increment earns you an entry into drawings for more free stuff - t-shirts, tote bag, books. And everyone who has an account with LibroFM by or on Saturday, gets free audiobooks! 

City Lights Bookstore
3 East Jackson St., Sylva, NC 28779

Celebrating with storytime, a storewide sale, giveaways, and exclusive merchandise sure to delight readers.  Also offering exclusive day-of merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors. 

Beware: Shares a day with Greening Up the Mountains, a spring festival in Sylva

Firestorm Bookstore & Co-op
610 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC

Highland Books
36 West Main Street, Brevard, NC

Main Street Books
126 S. Main St., Davidson, NC

  • 9:30 a.m. — Free Donut with purchase (while supplies last)
  • 10 - 10:30 a.m — Special story time hosted by Davidson Mayor Rusty Knox
    • This special story time will be part of Currents Kids series, for which MSB partners with Lake Norman Currents
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. — Craft activity stations with Queen Girls authors Claire Tomkinson and Sol Gonzalez-Fe
  • 1 - 2:30 p.m.Puzzle swap
    • Main Street Books will be accepting puzzle donations starting April 15th.
    • Receive a ticket for each puzzle you drop off. Spend a ticket on a new puzzle at the Swap.
    • There will be a $5 fee to shop the swap for folks who have not brought puzzles to swap (maximum of one puzzle per $5 shopper); entry fee will be donated to a local nonprofit.
  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.Teas and bees with Jodi Helmer
    • Jodi Helmer is the author of Protecting Pollinators, an exploration of the survival outlook of bees and the critical role they play in ecosystems, and Growing Your Own Tea Garden, which offers practical instructions for producing your own teas. Join her at Main Street Books for a tea tasting, insect hotel construction activity, and book signing! This event is free but guests must RSVP by end-of-day Monday, April 22nd.
  • 5 - 7 p.m.Literary cocktails and live entertainment
    • Join the Main Street Books staff in celebrating another Independent Bookstore Day with free literary cocktails, plus performances from Davidson College’s slam poetry group FreeWord and the ever-lovely musical stylings of Jamie Hofmeister-Cline.
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood St. Asheville, NC

Special items for sale just for IBD, no reservations taken.

4139 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209

108 Sutton Avenue, Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711

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