Rescheduled: Independent Bookstore Day

11:30 am: Story Time with Julie Fortenberry in the Wayne tent across the street from the bookstore. It looks like some kids will be returning to preschool and this is a great chance to talk about it (and mask wearing). If you would like a personalized copy of Julie's books please pre-order them and we will make sure that she signs them on Sunday.

Saturday, August 29th is rescheduled Independent Bookstore Day. While Independent Bookstore Day is going to look a little different this year (like everything else), it is still a chance for us to tell you how much we love you. We will be open from 10-5. Up to 8 people will be allowed in the store at a time. Waiting in line? No worries! Answer trivia questions for prizes while enjoying a mimosa (or OJ if you are under 21).

  • Browse our free books with purchase located outside of the store
  • Save 10% off of your entire order on IBD (and for an entire week 8/26-9/2). Orders need to be placed by phone (484) 580-6978, email or in-store. Unfortunately our web site is unable to process the discount. Please mention it when placing your order.
  • Be the first in line on August 29th to buy limited edition collectible merchandise from authors and illustrators including Amor Towels, Jon Klassen and Gene Luen Yang. Orders can be placed by phone starting on Saturday, August 29th
  • Introducing our new tote bags. Great for eco-grocery shopping and made out of recycled soda bottles! Spend $100 on-line, by phone (484) 580-6978 or in-store and we will be happy to send you home with one.
  • Get Free Audio Books from Libro.  Follow the link 
  • Goody bags for kids

Join these great zoom programs for children

10am: LISA BROWN (Goldfish Ghost) drawing class. Register here

10:30AM: GENE LUEN YANG (Dragon Hoops) graphic novel discussion and tips. Register here

11AM: Middle Grade Fun with RENEE WATSON (Ways to Make Sunshine) and illustrator NINA MATA (I Promise) with moderator ISAAC FITZGERALD (How to be a Pirate). Register here

12PM: Feminist, Fantasy YA with KAT CHO (Wicked Fox and Vicious Spirits), RENA BARRON (Kingdom of Souls and Reaper of Souls), and REBECCA KIM WELLS (Shatter the Sky). Register here

Have fun at these zoom programs for adults

1PM: AMOR TOWLES reading and discussing his short story You Have Arrived at Your Destination. We have copies for sale in the store on 8/29. Register here

2PM: Writing the West with REYNA GRANDE (The Distance Between Us), LAUREN FRANCIS-SHARMA (Book of the Little Axe) and RISHI REDDI (Passage West)Register here

3PM: Telling the Stories of the Pandemic

Allstar Author Panel from Alone Together: Stories of Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19 (all profits from the book benefit BINCRegister here

5PM: Bookstore Day Ambassador Showcase with TAYARI JONES (An American Marriage), LAUREN GROFF (Fates & Furies and Florida) and EMMA STRAUB (All Adults Here). Register here




Event date: 

Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Event address: 

Main Point Books


Pearl Goes to Preschool Cover Image
ISBN: 9781536207439
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - July 21st, 2020