Indie Bookstore Day returns, celebrating local bookstores as sanctuaries

Independent Bookstore Day returns April 29 for a day of reader solidarity, or, in the words of one local participant, Skylight Books, “Today we all bleed indie!” Launched in California in 2014, Independent Bookstore Day has since gone national — this year’s list of participants boasts 458 bookstores... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Valentine's Day: Bookstores celebrate all over the world

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For Indies First day, authors get behind independent bookstores

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Indies First Goes North: Canadian Authors for Indies Day is May 2

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