How to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day around Boston

📚 We rounded up four local book events to attend on Independent Bookstore Day (Saturday, April 29).

Bookstore interior with shelves and stacks of books

While you’re at Brookline Booksmith, shop the expanded gift section.

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This Saturday, April 29, is the 10th annual Independent Bookstore Day — a chance to celebrate local bookstores + discover new reads.

Here are four local festivities to check out.

Brookline Booksmith | 279 Harvard St., Brookline | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Visit Coolidge Corner to try out the photo booth and reel in a surprise read with “book fishing.”

All She Wrote Books | 452 Artisan Way, Somerville | 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. | Shop 10% off the Assembly Row store + receive a tote bag with a “book surprise” for purchases over $100.

Molly’s Bookstore | 667-669 Main St., Melrose | 2-5 p.m. | Celebrate with face-painting, ice cream sandwiches, and books from local authors.

Trident Booksellers & Cafe | 338 Newbury St. | 8 a.m.-10 p.m. | The Back Bay store will host giveaways and sell exclusive merch all day — stick around to decorate a “TBR” jar at 7 p.m.

Pro tip: Check out the full list of participating bookstores.

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