An annual event, Indie Bookstore Day spotlights the role bookstores like ours play in communities.
This past year, the Norwich Bookstore had a vital yet behind-the-scenes part. We staged virtual author events, recommended books by phone and email, provided books for pick up, and provided many schools with distance learning supplies.
A sampling of the special books and literary gifts created just for Indie Bookstore Day is posted below. They will be available for purchase on April 24th - not before. Free give-aways will be available at the store on April 24th as well!
Our first StoryWalk of the year featuring Even the Smallest Will Grow by New Hampshire writer Lita Judge will begin on April 24th and run for a month. Because it is outside, placed around the Norwich Square, you can visit this perfect socially distanced family activity anytime!
The new novel from the author of Annihilation, is a brilliant speculative thriller of dark conspiracy, endangered species, and the possible end of all things. HummingbirdSalamander is Jeff VanderMeer at his brilliant, cinematic best, wrapping profound questions about climate change, identity, and the world we live in into a tightly plotted thriller full of unexpected twists and elaborate conspiracy.Exclusive extra content in the form of journal entries of an investigator digging onto the life of the main character.
Indie Next Pick Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn featuring an IBD-exclusive cover with a map stepback and extra bound-in material including a conversation between Kawai and Tommy Orange, a conversation between Kawai and Marlon James, and a reading group guide. All SIGNED by the author
“In the Tall Grass” begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they’ve lost one another. The boy’s cries are more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.Please note: “In the Tall Grass” was originally published by Esquire magazine and released as a film on Netflix in 2019.
The “Little Victories” canvas pouch celebrates the small accomplishments that get us through each day. A perfect comment on our time. For pencils, make-up, and do-dads. Made in the U.S.A.
A Mandalorian twist on the American Library Association “READ” posters.