Indie Bookstore Day April 28

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Independent Bookstore Day 2018

Events all day: Author Appearances | Contests | Door Prizes | Special Deals & Coupons | More

Scheduled Activities

  • Book art workshop 10:30 am: – Book-artist Becca Imbur leads a class for 8 and up to create a flower fold book. $15 and includes all supplies. Registration is required; seating is limited. Call 540-206-2505 to register. 
  • Local Author signings 11 am – 1 pm: Check out your talented friends and neighbors and their recent releases: Jane FentonKE Lanning, John J. Jessop, Betsy Ashton and Melissa Gay
  • Book Launch 1:30 pm: Hollins University creative writing professor Cathy Hankla reads Lost Places: On Losing and Finding Home, her new memoir. (Books available in advance or day of event.)
  • Preview all dayThe Great American Read Voting – 100 of America’s best-ever fiction. What’s your favorite? What’s Western Virginia’s Favorite. Local voting begins on Bookstore Day. National voting May 20

Independent Bookstore Exclusives

(supplies are limited)

  • Horton and Maisy “read-with-me” Bookstore Day plushes and matching books.
  • A Book on the Table: The 2018 flash-fiction collection from great short story writers including A.M. Homes, Etgar Keret, and Amy Bloom.
  • Signed original prints from juvenile graphic novelist and Caldecott winner Vera Brosgol. Her new book Be Prepared (release  4/24/2018), illustrates how reading and books can get you through a long, hot summer full of threats and turmoil (watch out for those paper cuts).

Deals and Freebies

  • Free audio books from Libro let’s you “shop local” for your audio books. Preview the list here.
  • Harry Potter giveaway – It’s a secret, so drop by to see what we have (Supplies are limited.)
  • Llama Llama – coloring books, crayons, stickers (Supplies are limited.)
  • Savings Coupon for $3 off any one item over $10. April 28, 2018 only; limit one per customer. Pick up in the store in advance or download.
  • Munchies all day!

If you’re interested in volunteering during Bookstore Day
or at other events, email





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