Saturday, April 27th marks the fifth Independent Bookstore Day, celebrating independent bookstores nationwide with literary parties and book-themed events for young and old. The Book Stall joins that celebration, starting with a special Storytime for the pre-school crowd at 10:30 AM with guest star Katie McElligott, author of the endearing homage to security blankets, There’s Nothing Scary with Harry. From 12 noon to 1 PM, groove with the classic jazz sounds of super-talented New Trier musicians The Dewdroppers, while we pour complimentary mimosas. At 2:30 PM, we host a poetry reading, The Age Of Influence: A Poetry Celebration, featuring poets reading their own work and the poems that have influenced them, with readers including Ruth Behar, Marc Frazier, Ann Hudson, John O’Connor, and Jessica Walsh. Throughout the day we’ll have special activities for kids and cool surprise giveaways for grown-ups. You’ll also be able to check out our “Book Stall Bakes” table, with free samples from our new and favorite cookbooks, and of course we’ll be carrying some of the exclusive items you can only get from Independent Bookstores on this day. 2019 Independent Bookstore Day author ambassador Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage, says, “Indie stores stock books by hand and sell them the same way. They know what we want and need to read because they know us, as people. A writer is not a machine. A reader is not an app. We are human beings and so are the independent bookstore workers who show up each day and place books in our hands.” We hope you can stop by The Book Stall during our special day to celebrate readers, writers, and booksellers, all of us real people in a real bookstore, in your community. It’s a party, and you are invited.
Note that all day long, you'll get a special book giveaway included with any book purchase, as long as our supply of giveaway books lasts. (We've got lots!)
Make a purchase of over $50, and we'll throw in a cool limited-edition Indie Bookstore Day tote bag. (We have less of a supply of those--shop early!)