Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores like ours across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. On April 27th we will have exclusive books and literary items that you can get only on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.
As part of our Indie Bookstore Day celebration, we are delighted to welcome two local authors, Lindsey Stoddard and Jo Knowles, who write for middle grade and middle school readers! (more)
We love audiobooks too! And our audiobook partner, Libro.fm, loves us back. So much, in fact, that to celebrate Indie Bookstore Day, they’re giving away free, specially chosen audiobooks on April 27!
If you already have an account, you’ll get an email with details on the 27th. If you don’t, you can sign up for your free account here, and you’ll receive an email on 4/27 to claim your free audiobooks.
“Same Audiobooks. Same Price. Different Story.” Unlike the other audiobook sellers, Libro.fm works with Indie bookstores, so when you buy an audiobook through Libro.fm from our website, you're buying an audiobook from the Norwich Bookstore. You can buy just one, or set up a monthly subscription and pick one out every month.
P.S. If you need a little help getting set up, just let us know. We're happy to talk you through it!
Why celebrate independent bookstores?
"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. And they are at your service."