Celebrate books with the best booksellers around

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This Saturday, April 24, is Canadian Independent Bookstore Day, and Uxbridge’s Blue Heron Books is joining in on the action to support independent bookstores across the country.

“At Blue Heron Books, we are celebrating the day by connecting with our customers through many intriguing on-line activities, as well as supporting our local purveyors of fine beverages - perfect to enjoy with your new book!” says Shelley Macbeth, owner of Blue Heron Books.

As in-store activity is not possible in many regions, including Ontario, the Canadian Independent Bookstore Association (CIBA) is hosting a contest to engage readers. Any book purchased from a local bookstore on April 24 or 25 will translate to one entry to win a range of prizes, including virtual experiences with Canadian authors.

Like most small retailers, the past year at Blue Heron Books has seen its trials and tribulations, and Macbeth says her store has had to adapt, but it has also proven just how vital independent bookstores are to the community.

“We have kept the town morale up with puzzles, games, virtual literary events and above all, a wealth of quality reading material for young and old alike,” says Macbeth.

For more information about Independent Bookstore day and its myriad contests, visit Blue Heron Books online at blueheronbooks.com

Justyne Edgell, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Uxbridge Cosmos