Independent Bookstore Day 2024

1302 N. Third St.,
Harrisburg, PA 17102
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  • Presented By: Midtown Scholar Bookstore Café
  • Dates: April 27, 2024
  • Location: Midtown Scholar Bookstore Café
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at the Midtown Scholar! As a proud participant with over 500 independent bookstores across the country in this one-day national event, we’ll have a dog adoption event, make-your-own bookmark, family-friendly programs, author signings, blind-date-with-a-book, exclusive sales, and so much more.

Events & Programs

  • Storytime and Book Signing with Lauren Castillo (10am-12pm)
  • Dog Adoption Event with Nirvana Animal Rescue (10am-2pm)
  • Make-Your-Own Bookmark Craft with Friends of Midtown (10am-2pm)
  • Book Signing with Gwendolyn Kiste (2pm-4pm)

Why celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at the Scholar? Independent bookstores are not just stores; they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent. In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. And they are at your service.