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Independent Bookstore Day 
Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day!
Join us on Saturday, April 28th for the national party that takes place at Indie Bookstores across the country!

We'll be celebrating with ten local authors who will be roaming the store, talking to you and your kids, and giving you book suggestions and recommendations. (Of course we'll let them sign books too!)

We'll also have activities, including a
kids' coloring table and storytelling. Join us for the fun from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Meet Our Authors!
Click on the author image or name to go to their website or Facebook page, and click on the book image or title for more information on the book.
From 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Glass Forest 
Cynthia Swanson
The Glass Forest
National bestselling author of The Bookseller, Cynthia Swanson, will be joining us to celebrate her new book, The Glass Forest, a dark thriller in which a young mother uncovers the secrets that lie behind her husband's family and his own past. You'll find Cynthia in our adult section--ask her about the status of the movie of The Bookseller, starring Julia Roberts! And learn more about Cynthia at her website, on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Double Vision 
F. T. Bradley
Double Vision
F. T. Bradley is the author of the Double Vision trilogy, a funny middle-grade spy adventure series School Library Journal calls, "a must-read for mystery fans, including reluctant readers." You'll find Fleur in our middle grade section--ask her about the craziest place she has ever lived! Check her books out online at Facebook and Instagram, and Twitter @FTBradleyAuthor

Do Princesses Live in Sandcastles_ 
Carmela Lavigna Coyle
Do Princesses Live in Sandcastles?
The latest in Carmela's incredibly popular series about feisty princesses should be out just in time for Independent Bookstore Day, so join Carmela to celebrate its publication! Look for her in our picture book section and ask her what magically appeared on her porch one day! For updates on this and her other books, drop by her Facebook page.

Young adult author Heather Sappenfield's new book, Life at the Speed of Us, about love and loss, was a 2017 Colorado Book Award Finalist. You'll find Heather in our young adult section. For more clues about the plot of Life at the Speed of Us, ask her
why multiple selves are always part of her books?

Find out more at Facebook and Instagram!

Elaine Pease 
Safe at Last 
Elaine Pease
Safe at Last:True Stories of Horse Rescues
Elaine is the author of the popular middle grade history novel: Ghost Over Boulder Creek. Her latest book is a fascinating non-fiction book for kids about horse rescues. On Independent Bookstore Day, Elaine will be next to our horse section. Ask her which of her books took the longest to research and write--and how long it took!  Visit her online at Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.   

From 1 p.m.-3 p.m.      

Stel Pavlou 
Daniel Coldstar_ The Relic War 
Stel Pavlou 
Boulder-based Stel's debut book is an epic space adventure for middle schoolers, and the first in a series. You'll find Stel making suggestions in our middle grade fantasy section. Ask him which he likes better: Star Wars or Star Trek! Learn more about Stel and his books on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest

Nancy's latest book, Soldier Sister, Fly Home, is an older middle grade story featuring Tess, a half Navajo girl who struggles with her identity on and off the reservation, as well as her sister's decision to enlist and fight in the Iraq war. Tess' relationship with a semi-wild stallion features prominently in the book--look for Nancy in our young adult and middle grade sections and ask her what tricks her own horse has played on her!  You'll also find Nancy on Facebook

Lisa Reinicke 
Lisa Reinicke
Bart_s Escape Out the Gate 
Bart's Escape Out the Gate
Lisa is an author of children's picture books and is currently working on her first adult book, a WWII memoir about her father. Her latest picture book is Bart's Escape Out the Gate. Lisa will be in our picture book section and ask her what animal she would choose as her mascot--and why! Discover more about her other books on her Facebook page or chat with her on Twitter.

Anglela Scheideler and Lisa Scheideler
The Chicken Pot Turtle series is a fun way to introduce children to different countries. Angela and Lisa will be in our kid's section--ask them how many countries they have visited and why they have chosen Nicaragua for the third in the series (coming out later this year). Where should Chicken Pot Turtle go next? Learn more about the books on their Facebook page.

Judy Rose
Look Both Ways in the  Barrio Blanco
Judith Robbins Rose
Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco
Denver-based Judith's debut middle grade novel has won multiple awards. The twelve-year-old daughter of undocumented Mexican immigrants finds herself caught between her immigrant family and a rich, famous mentor. You'll find Judith in our middle grade section. Ask her about her work-in-progress--and the award it's just won! You can also visit Judy's Facebook page.

All day!

Paul Aertker 
Crime Travelers 
Paul Aertker is a regular at our local author events and on Independent Bookstore Day he'll be in the back of the store in our middle grade and YA section, talking books and making friends all day. Paul has a new book coming outt his year and we'll tell you more about that soon. In the meantime, his series, Crime Travelers continues to be a Bookies favorite.

For more information on any of our events, visit the Events Page on our website.  
Also coming up...

Our concert with the students of Neighborhood Music Stapleton takes place in the store on Saturday, April 14th from 3-4:30 p.m. Browse for books while listening to live music played by talented children--what could be better?

Also on Saturday, April 14th, from 10 a.m. - 12 noon, we're hosting a small meeting of The Listen Foundation, featuring speaker Rob Frantum-Ellen, who will be discussing activities and language games for children with hearing loss. All are welcome. Please call us at (303) 759-1117 and ask for Shona if you would like more information.
Hi Lo
Spotlight Sale for April!
Do you have a reluctant reader in your house or class? Then this sale is for you! At the end of this month, from Saturday, April 21st-Sunday, April 29th we're taking 25% off our High Interest, Low Vocabulary section. Fast and fun reads, guaranteed to grab the attention of even the most reluctant reader!

And More for Teachers!
Reproducible Hi Lo books from the teacher's department will be included in the sale, along with our Grammar Literature section! 
Poetry shelves
National Poetry Month!
Check out our shelves and shelves of poetry...and that's just the children's section! We've also got poetry for adults, novels in verse and an educational poetry resource section that includes books on reading poetry, spotting different types of poetry and how to write poetry.  In other words, everything you need to celebrate National Poetry month!