Connecticut Independent Bookstore Day
Independent Bookstore Day is a celebration of books, readers, and indie bookselling.
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.
Connecticut bookstores will celebrate all day on Saturday, April 28th (and into Sunday!). Pick up a copy of the Connecticut Independent Bookstore Day Passport at any participating store and get moving! Visit 15 of the 20 participating stores across the state on April 28th and April 29th and get your passport stamped at each location. If you complete the passport (15 stamps), you will receive a $25.00 gift card from EACH participating location- all 20 stores – for a total value of $500. WOW! Join the party and show Connecticut indie bookstores some LOVE!
BANK STREET BOOK NOOK: 36C Bank Street, New Milford
BANK SQUARE BOOKS: 53 W. Main Street, Mystic
BARRETT BOOKSTORE: 314 Heights Road, Darien
BENNETT’S BOOKS: 171 Main Street, Deep River
BOOK CLUB BOOKSTORE: 869 Sullivan Ave, South Windsor
BOOK TRADER CAFÉ: 1140 Chapel Street, New Haven
BOOKS AND COMPANY: 1235 Whitney Ave, Hamden
BOOKS ON THE COMMON: 404 Main Street, Ridgefield
BREAKWATER BOOKS: 81 Whitfield Street, Guilford
BYRD’S BOOKS: 126 Greenwood Ave, Bethel
DARREN WINSTON BOOKSELLER: 81 Main Street, Sharon
ELM STREET BOOKSTORE: 35 Elm Street, New Canaan
GOODS & CURIOSITIES: 47 Main Street, Essex
HARBOR BOOKS: 146 Main Street, Old Saybrook
HICKORY STICK BOOKSHOP: 2 Green Hill Road, Washington Depot
JACK AND ALLIE’S: 520 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon
ON THE ROAD BOOK SHOP: 163 Albany Tpke, Canton
RJ JULIA BOOKSELLERS: 768 Boston Post Road, Madison
THE BOOK BARN: 41 West Main Street, Niantic
WESLEYAN RJ JULIA BOOKSTORE: 413 Main Street, Middletown