A couple weeks after collectors packed local vinyl vendors for Record Store Day, bibliophiles get their own quasi-holiday with Independent Bookstore Day. On Saturday, more than 400 stores around the country are offering in-store readings, signings and sales to celebrate remaining brick and mortar booksellers in the digital age.
Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave., has a packed lineup, which kicks off when the store opens at 9:30 a.m. Some highlights:
Coeur d’Alene’s Well-Read Moose, 2048 N. Main St., will also be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. for Independent Bookstore Day. The store will be selling canvas bags adorned with the store’s logo and has scheduled special giveaways, including book drawings, throughout the day. Members of the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society will be in-store at noon to sell its new book, “Landscaping with Native Plants,” and to offer gardening tips. Wallace Brewing will provide beer tastings from 3 to 6 p.m. Check the Well-Read Moose’s website for updates.
Also participating: Bookpeople of Moscow, 521 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho; and Boise’s Rediscovered Bookshop, 180 N. Eighth St.
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