Whitelam Books Celebrates National Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday, April 27th

Reading, MA – Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at over 500 indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Reading’s only independent bookstore, Whitelam Books, is excited to invite our customers to a fun celebration that will include:

  • Owner Liz Whitelam rings the ceremonial bell at 10:00 AM to start the party. Don’t miss it! 
  • Treats while supplies last.
  • Exclusive Independent Bookstore Day merchandise while supplies last.
  • The ever-popular ARC (Advanced Reader Copies) Cart – pick one to take home for FREE with the purchase of two or more items. While supplies last.
  • A kids swag table with bookish giveaways for kids. You guessed it – while supplies last.
  • An amazing line up of authors will be joining Whitelam booksellers throughout the weekend to chat about their favorite genres – from fiction to non-fiction, sci-fi to children’s literature. Follow us on social media or visit whitelambooks.com to see which authors will be in the store to chat about their favorite new books.
  • The Golden Ticket is back! Do you love audiobooks? Then you’ll want to search for the Golden Ticket…hidden somewhere in the store. The first customer to find it will win a year of free audiobooks from our partner Libro.fm.
  • Extended store hours! We aren’t usually open on Sundays at this time of year, but Independent Bookstore Day warrants an exception. Come visit us Saturday, April 27 (10:00 AM – 5:30 PM) OR Sunday, April 28 (11:00 AM – 4:00 PM).

NEW THIS YEAR: The North of Boston Book Trail

Whitelam Books is thrilled to join fifteen other independent bookstores north of Boston for a booklover’s dream: A Book Trail! Pick up your passport at Whitelam Books (or any of the participating indie bookstores). Spend the weekend (Saturday, April 27 – Sunday, April 28) trying to visit as many of these north-of-Boston bookstores as you can. Get your passport stamped at each one. At your last stop, turn your passport in to be entered to win amazing prizes totaling $4,500.

Can’t do it all in one weekend? That’s okay! Enter to win the Slow and Steady Prize and take the entire summer to complete the challenge. If you visit all sixteen stores by Labor Day, you can enter your passport to win a gift card bundle with $20 to spend at all 16 locations – that’s a $320 value.

For all the details check out: northofbostonbooktrail.com.

Whitelam Books is located in downtown Reading at 610 Main Street, near the intersection of Haven Street and Main Street. Details for this and all special events can be found at whitelambooks.com or by following Whitelam Books on social media. 

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