Getting ready for Canadian Independent Bookstore Day

BCN Staff

On Saturday, April 30, 2022, readers across the country will have the opportunity to support local independent bookshops by participating in Canadian Independent Bookstore Day (CIBD). With more than 120 participating shops expected, CIBD is an annual cultural celebration and an opportunity for book buyers, authors, illustrators, and publishers to acknowledge the vibrant literary ecosystem created by our “indie” bookshops. The stores in this national network act as key community ambassadors, convenors of important conversations, and contributors to vibrant local economies. With contests, customer giveaways, product exclusives, and bookseller activities planned, CIBD will appeal to book buyers across all ages and interests.

Indie booksellers are experts in their field, passionate about facilitating connections between reader and writer and creating genuine, lasting relationships with their customers. The shops function as pillars of the community – inclusive spaces for conversation and hubs for events promoting enlightenment and entertainment. The indies are also vital to our national literary ecosystem, championing Canadian authors and illustrators from all genres and promoting writers who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, and LGBTQ2S+.

At 11 a.m. Brome Lake Books, 45 Lakeside road in Knowlton, will welcome Angela Leuck author and Shoreline Press publisher with her fellow authors Bernice Angeline Sorge, Phyllis Sise and Carole Martignacco for a mini Haiku event!

At 2 p.m. the store will be hosting local author Amy Tector for the launch of her new book Honeybee Emeralds.

All day the bookstore will be spinning the Wheel of Plenty where each purchase can win you valuable prizes. There is also a national contest to enter where you could
win $250, $500 or $1,000 for book purchases at your favourite bookstore.

Brome Lake Books will also have giveaways and more!

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