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On May 2, Celebrate Indy Bookstores!

On Saturday, May 2, more than 400 independent bookstores around the country will celebrate Independent Bookstore Day. Here are some of the parties you’ll find at your local purveyor of books:

Asheville
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
Exclusive limited edition books and art pieces for sale, as well as a literary trivia contest hosted by the hilarious Allan Wolf (The Watch That Ends the Night). Win fabulous prizes donated by generous local businesses, enjoy some yummy munchies provided by Ingles, and raise a glass of champagne to indie bookstores everywhere!

Chapel Hill
Flyleaf Books
In the morning, stories and crafts for children; in the afternoon, Jeremy Hawkins leads a prompt-writing workshop for writers at all levels, and in the evening, live music by Jake Xerxes Fussell.

Durham
The Regulator Bookshop
In the morning, activities for kids; in the afternoon, an open mic followed by readings from banned books, literary trivia with prizes, and a party in the evening with live music and local literati.

Pittsboro
McIntyre’s Fine Books
Storytelling and crafts for children start the day off; Alan Gurganus and Margaret Thornton read in the afternoon, followed by live music from Mr. Billy…and prosecco!

Raleigh
Quail Ridge Books & Music
All-day offerings include art projects for kids, give-aways, and special merch on sale: first-come, first-served.

Salisbury
The Literary Bookpost
Festivities.