Independent bookstore day 2019 @ Book Suey

On Saturday, April 27, Book Suey will join 600+ booksellers around the country in celebrating Independent Bookstore Day. Stop by for a day of special programs, exclusive merchandise, free swag, and 10% off of all in-store purchases and orders.


April 27, 2019, 10AM-8 PM


Noon-8 PM: Kids are invited to plant their very own fairy tale pollinator seeds in take-home pots. Hosted by Tiny Acres.
Noon-8 PM: Kids are invited to make book page origami with artist Fiala Salatrik.
1-2 PM: Makey Makey workshop for kids of all ages.
2-3 PM: Literary mustache painting by local artist Alice V. Schneider.
3-4 PM: Drag Queen Story Hour with local drag goddess AphroditeQween
4-5:30 PM: Take-home ‘zine workshop with local print- and bookmaker (and Book Suey member-owner!) Laura Beyer.
4-5:30 PM: Performance by Hamtramck’s own Honest to God Jug Band.

Book Suey will offer exclusive IBD merchandise including books, vinyl records, and author-related memorabilia. To view a list of exclusive merchandise that will be avaialable on April 27, CLICK HERE.

Thanks to a generous grant from Hope Starts Here, Detroit’s Early Childhood Partnership of the W.K. Kellogg and Kresge foundations, Book Suey will be giving away a limited number of FREE children's books and gift bags.


About Independent Bookstore Day
Independent Bookstore Day began in California in 2014 and became a national event the next year. A host of publishers and authors such as Neil Gaiman, George Saunders, Roxane Gay, Lauren Groff, James Patterson, Stephen King and many others have donated work in support of the event.

Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) is produced by writer and former bookseller Samantha Schoech in partnership with the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association. Its sponsors include Penguin Random House, Ingram, and the American Bookseller’s Association.
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