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Indie Bookstore Day

On April 27, readers across the country will have the opportunity to support local independent bookshops by participating in Canadian Independent Bookstore Day (CIBD). With more than 150 shops expected to participate, CIBD is an annual cultural celebration and an opportunity for book buyers, authors, illustrators, and publishers to acknowledge the vibrant literary ecosystem created by “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. This year’s celebration at Bookmark includes: comments from their 2024 Bookstore Ambassador, award winning Island author, Nicholas Herring; a chance to win a $1000 or one of four $200 Bookmark gift certificates (indiebookstores.ca/CIBD for contest rules); the popular Spin to Win contest with chances to win extra points, swag and product or donations to the local food bank; lots of book swag and exclusive merchandise (while quantities last); double points on all qualifying purchases for the Bookmark Reader Rewards Program (sign up, it’s free); and live music featuring Bookmark’s bookseller Joseph Simmonds on piano and sibling Abigail on cello.

Bookmark is located at 172 Queen Street in Charlottetown.

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Free event


172 Queen St
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4B5 Canada
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