National Independent Bookstore Day

April 23, 2021

National Independent Bookstore Day

Independent Book Store Day (April 24, 2021) Image: a young woman stands before a wall of bookshelves choosing one to buy

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Are you looking for a book about books?

Do you have a favorite Indie Bookstore?

The last Saturday in April is Independent Bookstore Day in the United States, and indie book stores around the country are planning special events (either virtually or in person). Have you checked out your local indie book store?

To observe this day, I’ve collected a few stories set in bookstores. I’ve read them all and my top favorites (and highly recommended) are How to Find Love in a Bookshop, The Last Bookshop in London, The Printed Letter Bookshop, and The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. I could reread these over and over again! Titles are links to my reviews or Amazon affiliate links.

 *This post contains Amazon affiliate links.


How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry

How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry (cover)


The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin

The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin (cover) Image: a young woman stands near shelf lined books next to a window holding an open book


The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs

The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs (cover) Image: text plus 4 hardcover books


The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay

etterThe Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay (cover)


The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin

the Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin (cover) Image: a young woman stands on a Paris street


The Lost For Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland

The Lost For Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland (cover)


The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (cover)


The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman


Mr. Punumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (cover) black text on a yellow bookish background



 QOTD:

Have you read one of these stories set in a bookstore?

Do you have a recommendation you can add?

Are you planning a trip to your local Indie bookstore on Saturday?

 Independent Book Store Day Banner (books and balloons)



Happy Reading Bookworms!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection!
Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text



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Happy Reading Bookworms!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection!
Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text



***Blogs posts may contain affiliate links. This means that at no extra cost to you, I can earn a small percentage of your purchase price. This money will be used to offset the costs of running a blog and sponsoring giveaways, etc.

Unless explicitly stated that they are free, all books that I review have been purchased by me or borrowed from the library.

The book covers and author photos are credited to Amazon or an author’s website.

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18 thoughts on “National Independent Bookstore Day

  1. Lost For Words is one of my favourite books! I think The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend is set in a bookshop. I also enjoyed Summer at Bluebell Bank by Jen Mouat and The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Fraser are both lovely reads. Our bookshops haven’t opened yet in Scotland but will be open again from Monday – hooray!

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  2. Pingback: April 2021 Reading Wrap Up | Reading Ladies

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