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Indie Bookstore Daylong Party

August 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Independent Bookstore Day marks its third year of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide on Saturday, August 29th, with literary parties around the country. After all, independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers.

This year, Writer’s Block Bookstore will be celebrating with giveaways, balloons, a scavenger hunt for special discounts, kid-friendly activities, and an ARC Party to cap off the day! We will also offer exclusive day-of merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors. These limited edition, unique items will be available only at participating IBD bookstores on August 29. You can’t get them before. You can’t get them online, and you most certainly can’t get them at Target.

Children’s items include: a reversible superhero cape featuring Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man and Captain Underpants; an exclusive character print of Nic Stone and Eric Wilkerson’s upcoming Shuri: A Black Panther Novel; an awesome and friendly exclusive tote bag based on Jeff Kinney’s hit Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

Adult items include: a signed, special edition copy of Basketball (And Other Things) by Shea Serrano, including an exclusive mystery poster! An exclusive Bookstore Day soy candle hand-poured by Frostbeard Studios; a double vinyl album of Debbie Harry’s FACE IT: A MEMOIR, with original music and vocal guest appearances from Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Alannah Currie, and Gary Valentine. We’ll also have a signed short story never-before-seen in print by Amor Towles! YOU HAVE ARRIVED AT YOUR DESTINATION is a near-future science fiction story from the author of A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW. And finally, we’ll have an exclusive edition hardcover of Ottessa Moshfegh’s Death In Her Hands, a haunting and metaphysical work of suspense from one of our most provocative literary talents.

We’ll cap off the day with an ARC party! An ARC (or an Advanced Reader Copy) is a copy of a book given to certain people who are permitted to read it before its actual publication date. This year, that includes you! These near-complete books will be hot off the presses in the coming weeks and months, and this is a chance to find your next favorite book.


August 29, 2020
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Writer’s Block Bookstore
316 N Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States