Nationwide, we're celebrating independent bookstores on April 28. Join us for a children's storytime (details above), raffles, free books, and the #myChicagobookstore Challenge! Also, click the link on our website for Libro.fm to download free audiobooks... only on Saturday April 28, Independent Bookstore Day!
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.