April 25, 2019
Independent Bookstore Day is almost here!
by Christina Cerio
A few years ago, bookstores in Seattle joined together to create a bookstore passport. The first year was a huge success and the stores still work together to create the passports, which customers get stamped when they visit an indie bookstore on Independent Bookstore Day. Customers that collect a lot of stamps receive special discounts and prizes from participating stores.
This year for the first time, 17 Brooklyn bookstores teamed up to create a passport of our own. The passports were designed by the very talented artist Julia Rothman. Look how beautiful the Melville House bookstore looks!!
As a bookstore that’s usually closed on Saturdays, we are especially excited for the day. And although we won’t have llamas, we are partnering with Brooklyn Roasting Company for some pretty amazing freebies, which are outlined below:
Buy 1 book, get a free Brooklyn Roasting drink ticket. Yum!
Buy 2 books, get some stylish Brooklyn Roasting socks.
Buy 3 books, get a snazzy Brooklyn Roasting tote bag.
Bonus: there will be a book zone where book crawlers can refuel, relax and maybe even break into their recent book purchases.
Bonus bonus: our store is connected to Brooklyn Roasting, so you won’t have to travel far at all for your delicious beverage and a break in the book zone.
See you on Saturday! We will be open from 10 AM to 6 PM.
Christina Cerio is the Direct Sales Associate and Publishers Assistant at Melville House.