Bookstores across the nation are preparing for Independent Bookstore Day, a country-wide celebration of books and independent bookstores on May 2nd. From Bend to Brooklyn, book lovers should mark their calendars for this special day of literary parties. And right here in Saratoga Springs, Northshire Bookstore has some great activities planned for the big day.
They will be selling exclusive books and art pieces created just for Independent Bookstore Day 2015. These items will be available only at participating IBD bookstores, only on May 2.
In addition, they’ve got a great party planned!
10 am – 5:00 pm: Literary Trivia – test your book knowledge! Answer one of their trivia questions correctly to win a prize!
10 am – 5:00 pm: Enter their Swoon Reads 10 Word Love Story contest! Vote for your favorite story. The winner will be announced at their Swoon Reads author event on May 18.
10 am, while supplies last: Breakfast treats courtesy of Healthy Living Market & Cafe
11:00 am: Dr. Seuss Story Time with local authors – hear local children’s book authors read their favorite Dr. Seuss Story!
11:30 am – 12:00 noon: Photo Station with The Cat in the Hat!
12:00 noon: Storybook Character Parade & costume contest led by The Cat in the Hat
12:30-1:00 pm: Photo Station with The Cat in the Hat!
2:00-5:00 pm: Complimentary light refreshments courtesy of 9 Miles East
3:00-5:00 pm: The Poet Is In: a group of local poets will staff a booth modeled on The Doctor Is In, the one Lucy dispensed advice from in the Peanuts comic strip. They will spontaneously write poems for anyone requesting one: in the moment, from their hearts, a poetry writing improv with human prompts. If you would like a poem written just for you, all you have to do is present yourself at The Poet Is In booth, and one of the poets will write it, “write” then and there, in that inspired moment! The 5¢ Lucy jar will be out for Free Will donations which will benefit Northshire Bookstore’s Book Angels program, getting new books to children who might not otherwise receive them at Christmas.
This event is free and open to the public. Northshire Bookstore is located at 424 Broadway in Saratoga Springs.