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Event date: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Independent Bookstore Day Red Balloon BookshopThe most wonderful time of year is back again - Independent Bookstore Day!!!  Celebrate with us during a fun-filled day of bookish pleasures including, but not limited to, books, launch parties, scavenger hunts, and prizes! Come in for a birthday present, your next favorite read, or exclusive merchandise and you might find yourself caught up in a Storytime Flash Mob or sporting spectacular facepaint. We'll host performances by the Ramsey Jr. High Jazz Band and the Ramsey Braggarts Morris dancers. You won't want to miss this party - Happy Independent Bookstore Day!



10am - 6pm: We're open! Exclusive merchandise is on sale, scavenger hunts are primed for the solving, prizes await, and you can collect the Red Balloon stamp on your Twin Cities Indie bookstore passport.

11am - 2pm: Facepainting in the party room

11am - 3pm: Storytime Flash Mobs!!!  Impromptu storytimes for everyone in the store, every hour, almost all day! 

12:30pm: Ramsey Braggarts Morris dance demonstration

1:00pm: Butterbeer sampling courtesy of The Three Broomsticks, Hogsmeade. While supplies last.

2:00pm:  Ramsey Jr. High Jazz Band

4:00pm: Joseph Kuefler, Rulers of the Playground - storytime and Launch Party!


Come in on Independent Bookstore Day for free digital audiobooks!


Particpate in the Twin Cities Independent Bookstore Passport challenge!