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North of Boston Book Trail Passport Challenge on Indie Bookstores Day!

April 27 @ 10:00 am - April 28 @ 6:00 pm


The Bookstore of Gloucester & Dogtown Book Shop are happy to announce their participation in the new North of Boston Book Trail, launching just in time for Independent Bookstore Day. On Saturday April 27th, independent bookstores across the country – including all 16 stores on the North of Boston Book Trail – will be celebrating the 11th anniversary of Independent Bookstores Day!

Dogtown Book Shop will be open 10am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday with their signature carts of $1 and free books outside (weather permitting) and piles of bookish treasure within. The Bookstore of Gloucester will be open 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm 0n Sunday and will have sweet treats and another round of ‘Blind Date Books’ for the occasion.

The North of Boston Book Trail is a group of 16 independently owned bookstores in the region North of Boston working together to bring more book lovers – both locals and tourists – into all of their shops. The Trail showcases the unique character and charm of each bookstore, while also highlighting the diverse literary community in the area. By working together, these indie bookstores hope to create a greater sense of community and to foster a love of reading and books across the state. Don’t miss the first annual North of Boston Book Trail Passport Challenge April 27th and 28th, or join the “Slow and Steady” challenge running from late April to Labor Day! Visit https://northofbostonbooktrail.com/ to take a look at participating stores and to check out all the prizes up for grabs; follow @northofbostonbooktrail on Instagram and Facebook for more information and updates.

Independent Bookstore Day (Indie Bookstore Day) was established in 2013 to promote, celebrate, and highlight the value of the Independent bookstore community. The day has been observed on the last Saturday of April every year since 2013. This year there are over 900 stores participating across the country. Independent Bookstore Day is organized by the American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, that works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.


April 27 @ 10:00 am
April 28 @ 6:00 pm