Independent Bookstore Day
Join us for a day of celebration of bricks and mortar independent bookstores! We'll open our doors early -- at 7:30am -- for those planning to travel to bookstores around the Seattle area. Or stop by anytime during the day for prizes, surprises, authors, and more! We'll have special merchandise, snacks, and lots of talk about books, audio books, and more.
Meet other booklovers who are scrambling to visit every participating bookstore in the greater Seattle area! They will be doing the Indie Bookstore Challenge, a book-lover’s dream. Visit 19 participating local stores on April 29, get your passport stamped at each store, and receive 25 percent off at all participating stores for a year. In 2015, 42 valiant souls made the trek, and last year that number grew to 120 bookstore champions. Those looking for an easier challenge can get their passports stamped at three or more stores and be entered to win bookstore gift cards. In Kitsap County, that means you can visit EHBC, The Traveler, and one of the Liberty Bay Books shops and be eligible! No purchase is required. You can pickup a passport at any of the participating books stores.
Here is a rundown of our day:
We will open at 7:30am. Come early if you plan to try the #SEABookstoreDay challenge. You'll also want to get first dibs on the limited edition merchandise available April 29!
At 9:30am, Bremerton author Toni Yuly, author of preschool favorites Early Bird, Cat Nap, and Night Owl, will do a story time for families with toddlers. Her delightful books engage youngsters, and we'll have some fun audience participation!
From 10:30am to noon, we are proud to present 10 members of the Nasty Woman Project, which just published a book of essays from women all around the country. Meet these women, including some well known Bainbridge Island writers/editors -- Kerrie Houston Reightly, Shannon Evans, Jenny Evans, and former Islander Chris Kelly. They will be happy to sign copies of the book.
Don't miss our hourly (on the half hour) Literary Cupcake Walk! We'll have special local book covers positioned around the store -- find your favorite, and when we announce the walk, jump on! Each winner will receive a fabulous cupcake made by our Children's Buyer Alison, as well as some fun bookstore bling!
Plus, we are joining with our partner Libro.fm to give away free digital audio books! You can come in the store on IDB and we'll walk you through it -- or click here to sign up before April 29, and you'll get an email reminder that day that will allow you to sign up from your smart phone or computer.
Watch our Twitter (@EagleHarborBook) and Instagram (@eagleharborbooks) accounts for special discounts throughout the day!