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Independent Bookstore Day
Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at the Odyssey!
Saturday, April 29
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
More than 400 independent bookstores across the nation are planning exciting celebrations for Independent Bookstore Day, which will be held this year on April 29. We hope you'll join us at The Odyssey for our celebration!
What is Independent Bookstore Day?
Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, live music, cupcakes, scavenger hunts, kids events, art tables, readings, barbecues, contests, and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.
Why are we celebrating independent bookstores?
Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.
In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. And they are at your service.
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
9 College st.
South Hadley, MA 01075