Independent Bookstore Day
Most people think of bookshelves when they think about Barnes and Noble or the long-forgotten and much-loved Borders bookstores. There are small, local bookstores that can be so famous in a person’s town, but they don’t get the attention they deserve.
Independent Bookstore Day was thus born. If you are a lover of the written word and bound liturgy, as well as the totality of books, the virtue of vellum and the preponderance parchment, then now is the right time to make your case for Independent Bookstore Day.
“It’s time for you to read!”
Although bookselling dates back to antiquity, the actual history of bookstores is much more recent. It is not known if it is possible to pinpoint which bookstore was first opened, or where. The oldest bookstore still in existence is Livraria Bertrand, located in Lisbon, Portugal. This famous bookstore was first opened in 1732.
It’s now that we are almost two centuries later and find the first National Independent Bookstore Day. Samantha Schoech, a writer and copywriter, and editor of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association, started this day in 2015.
The first event was attended by over 400 independent bookstores. It was a huge success. This day was designed to increase sales of independent bookstore merchandise and bring attention to the potential of indie bookstores.
Independent Bookstores Day has its own merchandise, so stores across the country can make the effort to sell it as part of the celebration.
These indie bookstores are trying to preserve traditional print while modern society moves to a digital age. They also promote budding authors, who make every effort to sell their books or works of literature.
International Bookstore Day saw a 45% increase in profits in just one year for the 420 participating stores. This important day was also covered in media with over 201 stories being published online.
This day is passionate because bookstores are more than just places to buy books. They’re also places where people can come together and share their love of stories. These places are a great place for children to learn about literature, and for adults to relax in the middle of the day with a book.
Bookstores can be a place of community and connection, so this is the perfect day for celebrating Independent Bookstores!
It can be a lot of fun to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day. These are some ways to observe this day.
There are many books out there, so you only need to pick one up and start reading. You can support your local bookstore by going to one and browsing the books. It’s not the only time you can buy books from them. It’s also a good idea to make purchases all the time.
If you enjoy the atmosphere of a bookstore, volunteering to help with events is a great idea. You can also inspire other book-lovers!
There have been many interesting films about bookstores and their owners. Enjoy a movie with your friends to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day.
Customers may also find discounts at other independent bookstores. Customers can also expect exclusive merchandise and limited editions from locally-owned bookstores.
This is a great opportunity to share the news with your family, friends, and coworkers or to spread the word on social media. It’s a great way for people to learn more about local bookellers and get them involved in supporting them.
You can also try to get a job in a bookstore to show your support. This could be a great way to make extra money on weekends. You may also get an employee discount on books or other products.
If you’re really ambitious, now is the time to open your own bookstore! Locate a shop, order inventory, negotiate with publishers and authors, and build community. You will enjoy the great lifestyle that comes with being an owner of an independent bookstore.