Saturday, November 2, 2019

Is It Time To Love Your Bookstore?

Books, Bookstore, Book, Reading, Writer

Mark down November 10-16 2019.  That’s when we should celebrate the 2nd Annual Love Your Bookstore Challenge.

We know bookstores act as our community centers, where the curious meet and the educated explore the world through the beauty of books. Toddlers and geriatrics  -- and all in between -- come to the same place. Brick-and-mortar bookstores are amazing places where books not only get sold, but discovered, discussed, and embraced.

“Love Your Bookstore is an industry–wide celebration of all brick-and-mortar bookstores across America,” declares

“It’s a way for book lovers of all sorts to share their love for their favorite local bookstore!”

So how does one participate?

1.      Visit a bookstore – or two – or ten – between November 8-17.  Buy books.

2.      Take photos with books and share them on social media, your blog, podcast, website, or newsletter.

3.      Encourage all of your friends to do the same.

4.      Write a positive review of your bookstore experience on Yelp or where reviews of local businesses are shared.

The timing couldn’t be better.  As we approach Thanksgiving Day and the huge gift-giving season for the holidays, books are wonderful gifts for others and ourselves.  By buying books locally and encouraging others to visit their bookstore we all pitch in to ensure a vibrant book-centric, cultured, and informed community thrives across the nation.

When you promote your bookstore, books, or reading experience, use the hashtag #love your bookstore. Even if you can’t get to a store or buy a book during that week, post positively about books and the stores that keep America smart and sane. 

Make books great again!

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