We’re participating in this year’s nationwide Independent Bookstore Day celebration! The celebration will last all day, but there is one treat that will only be for part of the day. We have a lot of great local authors coming to sign. They’ll be here from 11-1pm. Appearing will be: Frank Morin (sci-fi/fantasy), Kate Ristau (YA & middle-grade fantasy), Deb Logan/Debbie Mumford (YA & middle-grade fantasy, romance), Lisa Lowell (fantasy), Linda Haas-Melchert (Christian), and Stefon Mears (fantasy & horror). You don’t have to wait until April to read these authors’ books. Their titles are currently available for purchase in the store. As always, you’re welcome to bring copies from home for them to sign.

We’ll also have lots of exclusive merchandise available.

These items are only available at participating bookstores and while supplies last. In addition to these exclusive items we’ll have most of the books that they were inspired by. We will also have prize drawings for free books, and some free IBD exclusive items to pass out that day. Pictured below is the Llama Llama activity kit that we’ll give out to kids (no purchase necessary).  

Not pictured is the Harry Potter mystery item! We don’t know what it is, they haven’t told us yet, but they will be free with any purchase of a Harry Potter item (while supplies last) or any regular purchase of $50 or more (before trade). Because we have a limited quantity of the Harry Potter mystery item it’s limited to one per qualifying purchase, while supplies last.

Last year’s event was a lot of fun and we expect this year’s celebration to be just as much fun and we would love to see you at this year’s celebration! You won’t want to miss it!

It is with heavy heart that we announce that Tim Hannan, our co-founder, passed away last week. Even though he and his wife, Jo (our other co-founder) retired several years ago, they were still an important part of the store and of the community. Tim was a very kind man, with a quick wit, and a generous spirit. We greatly miss him.

Here is a link to his obituary: