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Independent Bookstore Day

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

If you value an independent bookstore being in your community, won’t you help celebrate with us on this day set aside nationwide for all independent bookstores?

There will be more details to come, but so far here’s how we’ll be celebrating:

11AM: We’ll introduce kids to Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions, and anyone who purchases a copy will receive a free Dawn the Fox plush animal.




2PM: Amanda Litman will be joining us to talk about her book Run for Something. Litman is the co-founder and executive director of Run for Something, a PAC that helps recruit and support young, diverse progressives running for down-ballot office. Previously, she was the email director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, digital director for Charlie Crist’s 2014 Florida gubernatorial campaign, deputy email director for Organizing for Action, and an email writer for Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. Raising Voices member, Cindy Vaupel, will be interviewing Amanda for this event. Cindy Vaupel is co-founder of RaisingVoicesUSA, a grassroots organization formed after the November, 2016 presidential election with a mission to engage, educate, and empower community members toward informed civic action. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in English from Adelphi University, where she worked as an admissions counselor, event planner, copywriter, and marketing professional.

4PM: Graphic Novelist Jenn Jordan will be here to discuss her graphic novel, Darwin Carmichael is Going to Hell, co-written with Sophie Goldstein. It’s tough living in the 21st Century when mythical beings not only roam the earth, but camp out on your sofa and raid your refrigerator. Jenn will not only talk about her novel, but how she used Kickstarter to fund its publication. Jordan is the Rupert Giles of medieval historians. She’s majored in medieval history at SUNY Stonybrook. Her science fiction play time , et al was selected for inclusion in the New York International Fringe Festival.



All Day: Blind Date with a Book: Just what is that, you ask? Well, with any book purchase, you may select an advanced reader copy from a variety of books covered in brown paper with a few hints written on the outside of what they may be. Perhaps it’s a mystery or historical fiction, or self-help or a memoir. Just like a real blind date, you’re not quite sure what you’ll be getting, but it’s worth the fun.


April 28
10:00 am - 6:00 pm