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!
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!
Special Community Story Time with Maisy (both stores):
Greenlight has invited Brooklyn community leaders to lead a special story time at each store, featuring the new picture book Maisy Goes to the Local Bookstore. Celebrate bookstores and local businesses in Brooklyn with a chance to meet our local community leaders! Details to be announced.
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! Featured artists include John Patrick Green, Thyra Heder, Sharee Miller, Danica Novgorodoff, Dan Salmieri, Dasha Tolstikova, Sara Varon, and JooHee Yoon!
Literary Pub Quiz (Fort Greene):
Join us for a special literary quiz just for Independent Bookstore Day, hosted by veteran quizmaster and author Ryan Chapman! Teams of three will compete for Greenlight t-shirts, literary prizes, and everlasting glory. The trivia will span every genre, so be sure to have a Proustian and a Potterhead on your team. The bar opens at 6:30, with several rounds of trivia and a special grand prize too!