Independent bookstores are not just stores—they are 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.
Please come by to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with us and show your support for this amazing movement. We’ll have fun together along with stimulating activities all day long and special author visits by Irvin Mayfield presenting NEW ORLEANS PLAYHOUSE, Carrie Rollwagen discussing THE LOCALIST, and Sarah J. Maas reading A COURT OF THORNS & ROSES. And we are selling some exculsive literary-themed art and gift items you will want to have to remember this special day.
In New Orleans, Octavia Books, Garden District Book Shop, and Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop are celebrating Independent Bookstore Day. Each store is planning special activities; and together we are offering the chance to win $75 in gift certificates to book lovers who visit all three participating bookstores as part of a fun scavenger hunt. The three stores have also joined together to give away a limited number of Blackbird Letter Press New Orleans City Notebooks (printed in Louisiana) to customers who purchase a limited edition IBD book or item, or who spend $25 or more on May 9th.