We've tallied up your votes from the #LATimesFestivalOfBooks Winning with 21.4% of your votes, President Elect Vonnegut. Toni Morrison - 19.2 %, Harper Lee - 14.1%, Haruki Murakami - 12.6%, Garbriel Garcia Marquez - 10.6%, James Baldwin - 7.9%, Charles Bukowski - 7.7%, David Foster Wallace - 6.5%. Thank you to all who voted.
I’m talking about the vote that really counts: the one you make every day as a consciousness, grassroots-loving, local business supporting, citizen of the world. Your decision to shop local and independent. Cast your theoretical vote towards independent bookstores in this great U.S. of A by coming out for Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 30th.
What is this you ask? It’s a day when hundreds of bookstores participate in exclusive events and sell one of a kind books and artwork to show our appreciation for our book-loving patrons. It’s also a chance for you to support us: a community of bibliophiles recommending our little hearts out everyday. In case that doesn’t convince you, here’s a listicle.
Top 5 reasons to come out to Independent Bookstore Day:
- Support your local bookstore! Take the opportunity to stroll through Book Soup for new books, stationery, or maybe just to check in on your favorite booksellers.
- The official Independent Bookstore Day merch will be out of this world, including a rumored Neil Gaiman coloring book (The rumors are true).
- Make a day of it and do a bookstore crawl. Like a pub crawl but better for your health. It’s a perfect excuse to go to neighborhoods you haven’t been in a while and check out the scene.
- Books, books, books and more books! Need I say more?