Celebrate independent bookstores at Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 27th, 2019. This day of appreciation is happening around the country.
Here are two celebrations in the Charlotte area:
Independent Bookstore Day at Main Street Books, Davidson
Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 27th, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Main Street Books, 126 S. Main Street, Davidson, with free donuts (with purchase), special story times, a puzzle swap, crafts, a tea tasting, free cocktails and more.
Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.
Here’s the schedule of this free event:
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 from April 15th until April 26th.
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 puzzles 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 Friday, April 21st.
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.
Independent Bookstore Day at Park Road Books
Celebrate at Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road, on Saturday, April 27th, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Park Road Books’ Independent Bookstore Celebration includes lots of giveaways, including totes, t-shirts and more.
Tara Luebbe, a celebrity bookseller will be there from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., providing personalized children’s book recommendations.