This year Independent Bookstore Day is April 28th. It’s a day for book lovers to party all day at indie bookstores and celebrate shopping/reading/community building locally.
Below is a list of bookstores in Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Manhattan, Yonkers, Westchester and parts of New Jersey participating (as much as been disclosed but not exclusively). Check with local stores for events but most will have exclusive bookish items for sale and lots of fun! Go support your local bookstore and spring weather.
The Strand is supporting a scavenger hunt: people who use social media to post their finds are entered to win bookish goodies from participating indies. Check the link and participating shops.
Lastly, if you live in Brooklyn, there is a Brooklyn Lit Crawl happening with its very own after-party! All you have to do is visit some participating bookstores in Brooklyn, make at least one purchase at any of them and post pictures on social media with the #bkbookcrawl hashtag. Link below for official rules, participating shops and after-party details.
I hope to see you all there!
Indie Bookstore Day : City Wide Scavenger Hunt
Watchung Booksellers – Montclair
[ words] bookstore – Maplewood
WORD Bookstore – Jersey City
The Village Bookstore – Pleasantville
The Voracious Reader – Larchmont
Word Up Community Bookshop/ Libereria Comuntaria
Sisters Uptown Bookstore and Cultural Center
Book Culture Broadway
Bank Street Bookstore
Book Culture Columbus
Books of Wonder
McNally Jackson – Prince Street
Books are Magic
Prospect Lefferts Garden/Flatbush
McNally Jackson – Williamsburg
Long Island City
The Astoria Bookshop
Kew & Willow Books
Rockville Center – Nassau County
Turn of the Corkscrew, Books and Wine
East Hampton – Suffolk County