Happy Independent Bookstore Day!

Here at From The Mixed-Up Files, we’re all about celebrating indie booksellers, so April 28, 2018 has been on our calendars FOREVER! That’s the fourth annual Independent Bookstore Day, 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.”

The last Saturday in April is Independent Bookstore Day.

As longtime readers know, each month, MUF contributor Sue Cowling profiles wonderful booksellers across the country. We are taking a brief hiatus from our regular Indie Bookstore highlight because our bookstore champion Sue has experienced a flash flood in her home and will be without internet for a period of time. She was not injured in the flood and looks forward to coming back to the Mixed Up Files when she has a less mixed-up house. We hope you’ll enjoy the team’s prior indie bookstore spotlights. Wishing you and your favorite bookseller a wonderful April 28, and please check in with us to let us know what stores in your area are doing for #bookstoreday!

Book & Puppet Company, Easton, PA

Barstons Child’s Play, McLean, VA

Kids Ink Children’s Books, Indianapolis, IN

Iseeme African American Children’s Bookstore, University City, MO

Read With Me, a Children’s Book and Art Shop, Raleigh, NC

Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston TX

The Voracious Reader, Larchmont NY

TreeHouse Books, Ashland OR

Parnassus Books, Nashville TN

Prairie Lights Books, Iowa City IA

Booktenders’ Secret Garden, Doylestown PA

Second Star to the Right Children’s Books, Denver CO

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe, Asheville NC

The Twig Book Shop, San Antonio TX

Learned Owl Book Shop, Hudson OH

Blue Bunny Books & Toys, Dedham MA

Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck + Millerton, NY

Once Upon A Time Bookstore, Montrose CA

and many more!

Find out more about Independent Bookstore Day here.

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Andrea Pyros is the author of the two middle-grade novels, PINK HAIR AND OTHER TERRIBLE IDEAS and MY YEAR OF EPIC ROCK. Visit http://andreapyros.com to find out more.