Both store locations:
Saturday, April 28, all day
Independent Bookstore Day!
Greenlight joins bookstores across the city and across the nation in celebrating the fourth annual Independent Bookstore Day. With special items for sale and activities throughout the day, the bookstore is where you’ll want to be all day long! Check our website for an updated list of activities and offerings, and details as the date approaches. You can also find out more about what’s going on in bookstores around the city and the nation!
We're also proud that NYC Public Advocate Letitia James will stop by Greenlight in Fort Greene at 12:30 to say a few words on the value of independent bookstores in our Brooklyn communities -- join us in the store or on Facebook Live!
Exclusive merchandise (both stores): Only at independent bookstores on April 28, you can find literary-themed pencil cases and journals, tea towels and illustrated recipes, plush toys and onesies, signed limited prints and special variant covers, and much more from authors and artists including Colson Whitehead, Nikki McClure, Margaret Atwood, Dave Eggers, and others. Items cannot be reserved or preordered, but you can get a sneak peek to plan your shopping– get them early on April 28 as supplies on all items are limited! (Limit one of each item per customer before noon; no limits on purchases after noon.)
Kids Activities: Celebrate with Dr. Seuss and Llama Llama! (both stores) We’re celebrating children’s book icons Dr. Seuss and Llama Llama all day long at our kids activity stations on Independent Bookstore Day! Kids can get Llama Llama stickers and coloring sheets celebrating his adventures, in anticipation of the new book, Llama Llama Loves to Read, to be published May 2. And we’re having a Seuss-A-Bration with Dr. Seuss activities and temporary tattoos, too
Artist Table: Drawings on Demand (Prospect Lefferts Gardens): Our favorite children’s illustrators, cartoonists, and authors hold court at the Artist Table throughout the day, where you can ask for a drawing of your favorite character, a portrait of yourself, or whatever your imagination (and the artist’s) can come up with!
10:30 to 11:30 Sara Varon (New Shoes) and John Patrick Green (Hippopotamister), both from publisher First Second!
11:30 to 12:30 Dan Salmieri (Bear and Wolf) and JooHee Yoon (Beastly Verse), both from publisher Enchanted Lion Press)
12:30 to 1:30 Elisha Cooper (Big Cat, Little Cat), creator of our "Reading Dog" t-shirt!
1:30 to 2:30 Thyra Heder (Alfie) and Dasha Tolstikova (If a T. Rex Crashes Your Birthday Party), artist buddies!
2:30 to 3:30 Sharee Miller (Princess Hair), one of our new favorite authors all the way from New Jersey!
3:30 to 4:30 Danica Novgorodoff (The Undertaking of Lily Chen), graphic novelist for grownups!
Literary Pub Quiz (Fort Greene): Join us for our first annual Bookstore day Literary Pub Quiz! With literary trivia questions provided by local authors, a celebrity MC, great prizes for teams or individuals, and a wine reception, our Fort Greene store is where you’ll want to end your Bookstore Day in Brooklyn!