Independent Bookstore Day 2018 (April 28)
9 stores in the Cleveland/Akron area will be celebrating with authors, games, giveaways and refreshments. “We are thrilled to be teaming up with 8 other fantastic stores to celebrate all of the best parts of being an Independent Bookstore in Northeastern Ohio” says Kate Schlademan of The Learned Owl Book Shop. Stores participating this year are Appletree Books, Attenson’s Antiques & Books, The Bookseller, Inc., Fireside Book Shop, The Learned Owl Book Shop, Loganberry Books, Mac’s Backs, Strong Bindery, and Visible Voice Books. Pick up an Independent Bookstore Day passport at any one of the locations to learn all there is to do at each stop. Visit every store and have your passport stamped on April 28th to earn a prize at your final stop. Every stores offerings will be as unique at the store itself.
Independent Bookstore Day is 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.
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.
The Learned Owl's Wise Readers Club
One of the things we at The Learned Owl Book Shop enjoy most is recommending books to our customers and talking with them about books they have enjoyed. We are always happy to direct them to bestsellers and highly-anticipated new releases, as well as the classics and much-loved children's books. In keeping with this favorite activity and just in time for the start of your holiday shopping, The Learned Owl Book Shop proudly introduces our Wise Readers Clubs!
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