Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Upcoming Events for Reading and Books

May 1 is Buy Indie Day. What are your plans?

Buy Indie Day is an international day of advocacy and appreciation for independent booksellers, the brainchild of author Joe Finder, who suggests buying something- audiobook, paperback, hardcover, what have you- at an independent bookstore. What's your favorite indie bookstore?

You can go to IndieBound.org to connect with other readers, find an indie bookstore near you or online, and find other ways to participate in Indie Book Day. If you can't get to an indie near you, you can buy online. You can also get gift certificates good at many indie bookstores.

I'll be going to Porter Square Books, a great Cambridge indie, to buy a book. What are you going to do?


In other news, May 2 is Free Comic Book Day. Free Comic Book Day is an annual event taking place on the first Saturday in May. Participating comic book stores give away free comics, oftentimes samplers and other special issues. Lots of different publishers representing different styles and artists participate in the giveaways; in the past, I've walked away with samplers from publishers like Drawn & Quarterly, Top Shelf, Fantagraphics and others. Go to FreeComicBookDay.com to find a participating shop near you.

8 comments:

Serena said...

Thanks for this information. i hope to find some independent bookstores and free comics.

Jess said...

Thanks for the info on Indie Day. I will make sure to buy local this weekend.

Davin Malasarn said...

This is great! Thanks for letting me know! I've been trying to buy at least one new book a month and have been going to the indie stores whenever possible. May 1, I'll have to find a new one since I just moved to LA.

Audrey said...

I love my indie bookstore. I'm going to go there on Friday to celebrate!

Rebecca :) said...

I don't have an indie bookstore near me. *sniff, sniff*. But I did find a link (I think you had it??) to indie bookstores online that I could buy something from. I am going to try that out.

Marie said...

Rebecca- awesome! The link is www.indiebound.org if you need it! :-)

She Became A Butterfly said...

off topic, i'm hosting a community virtual book sale & giveaway on my site may 4 - 15! i'd love for you to join in!

we both participated in the bookroom reviews giveaway!

Here's the info. Please pass it on to other book lovers!

http://www.shebecameabutterfly.net/?p=3123

Red lady-Bonnie said...

Thanks for posting about this, my son loves comic books and there is a shop nearby participating. I'm going to post about this on my blog as well.