Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. This year, due to Covid-19 restrictions, many indie stores are not participating in the typical scavenger hunts, deals etc however we still think these spots are worth supporting this weekend in the spirit of the concept.
We are so lucky to have so many great options in Central MA to shop local for books!
Shop your local bookstore!
Tatnuck Bookseller Gift Gallery & Cafe
The largest independent bookstore in New England. All books discounted every day! They also have a great gift shop and cafe. Open 7 days a week. Plenty of free parking.
18 Lyman St, Westborough
Annie’s Book Stop
A friendly neighborhood bookstore, stocking new & pre-read books, as well as toys, gifts, magazines, greeting cards, audio titles, and much more!
65 James St., Worcester
Booklovers’ Gourmet has a wide selection of books for all ages, unique gifts, toys, Melissa & Doug, locally made jewelry and much more! Their cafe has an assortment of desserts and hot drink and smoothies!
72 East Main St
Root and Press
Root and Press boasts a wonderful space that is both restaurant/bakery and bookstore. This store has a beautifully curated children’s section with gorgeous books and some gift items too.
623 Chandler Street, Worcester
Tidepool Bookshop LLC
Tidepool Bookshop encourages young readers with an expansive children’s section with gifts and books for all ages. Children are welcomed into the children’s section with a special “castle gate” entrance.
372 Chandler Street, Worcester
Enchanted Passage Children’s Bookshop
Update (4/20/21): Sadly, Enchanted Passage has just announced on their Facebook page that they will be closing their doors soon. Take this opportunity to stop by, say goodbye and shop their sale. We will miss them!
In addition to carefully curated children’s, young adult and adult fiction and non-fiction books, Enchanted Passage offers unique gifts, custom arts, and quality educational toys.
145 Armsby Rd, Sutton
Quabog Book Shop
An independent book shop selling used, rare and out of print books. They have a children’s section.
80 W Main St (Route 9) West Brookfield
Bonus! Do you like audiobooks? Well, I absolutely love my Libro.fm membership. It is a website that allows you to purchase audiobooks and they split the profits with the local bookshop of your choice. To celebrate independent bookstore day, you can earn a free audiobook by submitting proof of purchase of books at your local indie. Find out more here.
What are some of your favorite children’s books? Let us know in the comments below!