It's possible that we are biased, but we believe every day is a great day to celebrate independent bookstores. Yet who doesn't appreciate an excuse for a fun party?
We hope you can join us on Saturday, May 2nd, as we join indie bookstores across the country in celebrating our independence and our joy in playing a vital role in our communities.
On this day only, from 10 am to 7 pm, we will offer you a special sale to show our deep appreciation for your decades of support:
25% off all hardcover fiction in stock. Holy novel, Batman!
In addition to this special sale, we will be offering
limited quantities of one-time-only items created just for this event,
including a signed and numbered print from Chris Ware's
Building Stories --
a wordless print about reading, parenting, and education; a limited edition signed chapbook by Roxanne Gay on books, reading, and contemporary literature; a broadside from Stephen King's forthcoming novel
; a collection of personal essays on bad luck, bum deals, and other torment, including contributions from Willy Vlautin, Megan Daum, Mary Roach, Brian Doyle, and many more; two separate literary tea towel sets -- "sweet" and "salty"; and several more items. These items have been created just for Independent Bookstore Day and are available in very limited quantities -- in some cases we only have one -- so come early!
We'll also have yummy treats (Hello, St. Cupcake!) and live music in the store.
Spend $100 or more that day and earn an entry into a drawing for cool prizes, including Broadway Books Gift Certificates and mystery grab bags of advance readers!
We invite you to join us in this party to celebrate independent bookstores across the nation!
"Consumers control the marketplace by deciding where to spend their money. If what a bookstore offers matters to you, then shop at a bookstore. If you feel that the experience of reading a book is valuable, then read the book. This is how we change the world: we grab hold of it. We change ourselves." (
Ann Patchett, bestselling author and co-owner of Parnassus Books)