On Saturday, April 24th, it was Indie Bookstore Day (and my younger brother’s birthday)!
The purpose of Indie Bookstore Day is to support your local and/or your favorite indie bookstore by purchasing merchandise and/or books from them.
One of my favorite indie bookstores is Strand Bookstore in Manhattan, New York! Besides being a bookstore with 5 levels of books, several events take place there on a weekly basis. Before and during (and soon, after) the pandemic, I’ve attended several events where authors would discuss their books, have book signings and participate in live Q&As! Even now, with the pandemic, Strand has managed to keep everything up and running.
The Strand decided to have a 30% sale on their ENTIRE store! I couldn’t miss out on this deal, so I delve into book shopping. And surprisingly, I was in more control than I thought I would be.
These are some of the books I bought! If you’re familiar with these titles, then you’ll notice something interesting about the books I bought!
Here’s the answer behind my purchases!
Now, I can read this series without worrying about the gap between the books!
After winning the 3rd book in a giveaway with the author’s signature, I had to buy the 1st 2 books in this trilogy!
Finally, I have ALL 4 books in The Nine Realms! I’m hoping that Tor plans on publishing a 4-in-1 Collector’s Edition of this series in the near future!
And, I couldn’t help myself, I had to get a tote bag with one of The Strand’s most infamous quotes!
Did you participate in Indie Bookstore Day? If so, then what did you buy? What’s your favorite indie bookstore?
I’m looking forward to when I can visit the Strand Bookstore again!