Independent booksellers show they’re still going strong with planned Seattle Bookstore Day celebrations across the city

The laborious instances unbiased booksellers have fallen on over the final decade can in all probability be traced again to Seattle. That is, in spite of everything, residence to Amazon which acquired its begin disrupting the world of e book retail.

However the time-honored brick-and-mortar bookstore is a hardy establishment, one which even Amazon got here round to, opening its own first physical bookstore in (the place else?) Seattle. The truth is, bookstore gross sales actually started increasing again in 2015 after a interval of decline.

This Saturday, unbiased bookstores round the city are internet hosting a celebration of that resilience and their position as a hub for readers.

Seattle Bookstore Day is happening all day Saturday at 19 bookstores round the city. The shops will host events, give away merchandise, and provide reductions. Visitors can decide up a “passport” at any of the taking part shops and those that get stamps from every location will obtain 25 % off in any respect shops for a 12 months.

Collaborating bookstores and hyperlinks to their occasions are listed under.

Eagle Harbor Book Company

Elliott Bay Book Company

Liberty Bay Books

The Neverending Bookshop

Third Place Books Lake Forest Park

Third Place Books Seward Park

Third Place Books Ravenna

The Seattle Instances first reported this occasion.

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