Sure, you could buy that book online and save a few bucks, but by doing so, you’d be stealing away from the dream of any one of Columbus amazing independent book stores.
Don’t be a dream stealer. No one likes a dream stealer.
Instead, celebrate National Independent Bookstore Day this Saturday, April 27! Worm through local shops, browse through stories to find your favorite stores, and Dewey Decimal the hell out of your weekend with these amazing events planned for the holiday! Just don’t overbook yourself, mmkay?
Bookshop Crawl | Multiple locations
Gary Lovely of Harpoon Books, Harpoon Review, Write Bloody, and The Book Loft, has put together a bookshop crawl for all the indies in town. The Book Loft, Two Dollar Radio, Prologue Bookshop, Cover to Cover, and Gramercy are all participating. Stop by and and all of the shops for great deals and a chance to win a giant gift basket!
“Also if you mention amaz*n in this store on that day we’re legally obligated to set you on fire,” warns Lovely.
Two Dollar Radio HQ | 1124 Parsons Ave., Columbus
Two Dollar Radio will be hosting an Independent Bookstore Day celebration of their own with special guests like bookseller Elissa Washuta, a DJ set from Megagenesis, Trivia with Regular Aaron, and a reading in the evening by acclaimed poets Edgar Kunz, Kathy Fagan, and Keith Leonard. Plus, a FREE Two Dollar Radio tote bag when you buy 5 books (while supplies last).
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Prologue Bookshop | 841 N High St., Columbus
Sat, April 27 from 11am – 9pm
Prologue invites you to drop by for exclusive merchandise, a talk by Conrade C. Hinds at 4pm, and FREE Tupelo donuts (while supplies last).
Ohioana Book Festival | Columbus Metro Library, 96 S Grant Ave.
Sat, April 27 from 10:30am – 5pm
Join the Columbus Metro Library and the Ohioana Library Association for the 13th annual Ohioana Book Festival. This year, over 150 authors will be present for meet-and-greets, programming for children’s, teen’s, and adults, food trucks, and much, much more.
Side note: Have you seen The Book Loft’s Twitter account? If not, you’re missing out on some amazing content—some book related, some not, but all funny. Read media coverage here.