Friday, April 29, 2016

Independent Bookstore Day

Independent Bookstore Day
On Saturday, April 30, Boswell Book Company will be celebrating the second annual Independent Bookstore Day.
In addition to the wonderfully unique items available for sale on Saturday only, we are having a Literary Quiz Bowl. Last year we featured Authors vs. Critics, but this year will be a little bit different. This will be a pub-style quiz bowl requiring audience participation. For this to be successful, we will need an audience. The quiz bowl starts around 2:00 tomorrow afternoon. There will be three rounds, so that you don’t have to stay for the whole thing if you don’t have time. There will also be prizes – Boswell, Pizza Man, and CafĂ© Hollander gift cards. You may play with a team, but the prizes are awarded per winning answer sheet, not per team. That means you have to share, people.
Last year, this glorious new holiday fell on the first truly perfect (weather-wise) Saturday of the year. Everyone wanted to be outside and who could blame them? Thus, attendance was a little sparse. This year promises to be chilly and rainy; the ideal conditions to seek shelter in your favorite independent bookstore.
Pictured above are just a few of the exclusive items available for sale at Boswell on this special day only. There are no holds, no phone orders, and only one each of an item per customer. You will have to show up and get them in person. Once you are in the store, we hope that you will stay and enjoy the celebration with us.
Thanks to Boswellian Todd, who will be our host for the quiz bowl, and to Boswellian Chris who assisted me with the trivia questions. I’m looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow.