Canadian Independent Bookstore Day at Munro’s Books

Free admission

On Saturday, April 27th, celebrate Canadian Independent Bookstore Day with Munro’s Books!!!

On Saturday, April 27, readers across the country will have the opportunity to support local independent bookshops by participating in Canadian Independent Bookstore Day (CIBD). With more than 150 participating shops expected, CIBD is an annual cultural celebration and an opportunity for book buyers, authors, illustrators, and publishers to acknowledge the vibrant literary ecosystem created by our “indie” bookshops. The stores in this national network act as key community ambassadors, convenors of important conversations, and contributors to vibrant local economies.

Here’s what will be going on at Munro’s:

ALL DAY:
Earn double points with all purchases!
Enter to win one of two prize packages!
Match the author to their book cover game!
Munro’s bookmark photobooth!
Bookmark colouring station!
Blind Date with a Book!
Postcards to Munro’s: A display of postcards to Munro’s from some of our favourite authors! We’ve sent Munro’s Books postcards to authors, both local and across the country and the world and have asked them to write about a favourite moment at Munro’s, or what they love about Munro’s, why Munro’s is important to them, or just the importance of independent bookstores in general. On April 27th, we’ll have these authors’ postcards on display for you to read!

BOOK SIGNINGS:
Come and meet these local authors!

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Gregor Craigie
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Michael Christie
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Sho Yamagushiku

CHILDREN’S STORY TIME:
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. – with Esi Edugyan
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – with Monique Gray Smith

We hope you’ll join us to celebrate and continue to cultivate the important and special relationship that exists between writers, readers, and bookstores!!

WHEN: Saturday, April 27th all day (9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.).
WHERE: In-store at Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street in Victoria.
WHAT: A celebration of Canadian Independent Bookstore Day!
HOW: This celebration is free to attend.

Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.