Independent bookstores are struggling more and more with competition like Amazon or big chains like Indigo, so make a point to support your local shop.
Bookstores are places of connection and community, and this is the perfect day to celebrate Independent Bookstores!
Support an Independent Bookstore
There are hundreds of books to read, you just gotta pick one up and get reading. Support a local bookstore by heading over to one, browsing, and buying some books from there. And this isn’t the only day to buy from them, it’s a great idea to consider making purchases locally all the time!
For those who enjoy the atmosphere at a local bookstore, it might be a great idea to help volunteer for events at the bookstore and inspire others to become book-lovers as well!
Here are a bunch in the Hamilton area:
https://www.facebook.com/100057140275176/timeline/?ref=page_internal (Books & Beats)
For more ideas to help you celebrate Independent Bookstore Day, check out: https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/independent-bookstore-day/
Here is an online place to discover new Canadian authors and publishers: The Book Band. Check it out. The Book Band — it’s a great place to discover poetry, indeed!