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Tuesday, April 23rd, 7 p.m. – Garret Keizer
We welcome author Garret Keizer for a reading from his first published book of poems, The World Pushes Back. Former Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea calls it “A long time coming…a breathtaking poetic debut.”
Garret Keizer is a contributing editor of Harper’s Magazine and the author of eight books of prose, including Getting Schooled, The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want, and A Dresser of Sycamore Trees. He lives with his wife in northeastern Vermont.
Saturday, April 27 – Independent Bookstore Day!
In its fifth year, Independent Bookstore Day, Saturday, April 27th, celebrates independent bookstores nationwide with literary parties and events around the country. It’s a day to discover Vermont’s independent bookstores!
Ways to participate:
ONE Visit The Galaxy Bookshop (or your closest indie bookstore)! We’ll be open our normal hours, 10am-5pm. Stop in to shop exclusive Indie Bookstore Day items, have a snack, enter our raffle, sign up for free audiobooks (see THREE, below), and pick a discount – 10, 20, or 30% off your purchase!
TWO Take part in the Vermont Independent Bookstores challenge! Visit 3 or more independent bookstores in Vermont on Independent Bookstore Day, Saturday, April 27th for your chance to win the full prize package of a Vermont Independent Bookstores pin, sticker, magnet and reusable tote! Usually winning all this loot would require visiting all 20 bookstores featured on the Vermont Independent Bookstores Passport, so this is a rare opportunity! Download your passport to print out and plan your route! CLICK HERE
THREE Get free audiobooks! To thank you for supporting The Galaxy Bookshop, Libro.fm is giving all of their customers free audiobooks on Independent Bookstore Day, Saturday April 27th. Be sure to sign up for Libro.fm if you haven’t already and then come visit us and collect your free audiobooks on April 27th. CLICK HERE Pro Tip: The free audiobooks can also be sent as GIFTS to friends!
- What is Independent Bookstore Day? Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online. The EXCLUSIVE Independent Bookstore Day day-of merchandise is created by major publishers and authors. Since its inception in 2014, more than 200 authors have demonstrated their support for independent bookstores by donating works for Bookstore Day.
- Why are we celebrating independent bookstores? Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent. Bookstores are not a dying anachronism. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. And they are at your service.
More Upcoming Events – Details to follow:
May 2 – Breakfast Book Club reads Eternal Life by Dara Horn
May 7 – Janet Pocorobba, The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me
May 14 – Jennifer McMahon, The Invited (at the Jeudevine Library)
May 21 – Charles Fergus, Make a Home for Wildlife: Creating Habitat on Your Land
June 8 – Bill McKibben, Falter (at the Hardwick Town House, co-sponsored by Jeudevine Library)
July 9 – JC Meyers, Junkyard at No Town
July 16 – Dede Avery (After Ever: Little Stories for Grown Children) and Charli Mills of Carrot Ranch
July 30 – Tamra Higgins and Neil Shepard, Vermont Poets and Their Craft
August 27 – Miciah Bay Gault, Goodbye Stranger
November 12 – Sydney Lea