Thursday, April 30, 2009

Buy Indie Day

May 1st has been declared Buy Indie Day. The idea is buy one book, paperback, hardcover, audiobook, whatever works for you, at your independent bookstore.

Writer Kevin Guilfoile hit the nail on the head when he posted:

"There's an opportunity here to make something very cool happen-near simultaneous, informal meet-ups of readers and writers in independent bookstores all over the country—and it can happen with practically no effort at all."

You can RSVP, invite friends and discuss with other indie shoppers on Buy Indie Day's Facebook page, and find an indie bookstore near you on the Canadian Booksellers Association's site

We'd love to see this idea expanded. Try to "put your money where your house is" tomorrow and see how many locally owned places you can support. Where you will be buying indie on May 1st?

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