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Grab your canvas totes and head to your nearest independent bookstore because this Saturday, May 2nd is INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY!

Started in California, and now a nationwide event, Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) is a day to support local bookstores, participate in official IBD events at over 400 bookstores and maybe do some holiday shopping – Mother’s Day (May 10) & Father’s Day (June 21) are coming up!

Independent Bookstore DayAccording to indiebookstoreday.com one reason, among many, to celebrate IBD is that:

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.

Westword recently published this list of their top 10 independent bookstores in Denver:

West Side Books and Curios
Tattered Cover Bookstore
Printed Page Bookshop
Mutiny Information Cafe
Kilgore Used Books and Comics
The Hermitage Bookshop
Fahrenheit’s Books
City Stacks Books and Coffee
Capitol Hill Books
The Bookies Bookstore

If you’re not in Denver you can find your independent bookstore HERE. Or please share your favorite indie bookstore with a comment!

Happy reading!

—Amy DePierre