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 and around the seacoast to shop local for books!
Shop your local bookstore!
Water Street Bookstore
A friendly downtown neighborhood bookstore is a treasure and has a whole children’s section dedicated to all the classic favorites and the fun new releases. The staff here is very friendly and knowledgeable.
125 Water Street, Exeter
G. Willikers! Books & Toys
This is one of our favorite local book & toy shops on the Seacoast! They help build curious young readers and healthy, playful children by offering books, toys, games, puzzles, crafts and fun creative activities too!
13 Market St, Portsmouth
Sheafe Street Books
Called the “Best Small Bookshop” in New England by Yankee Magazine. You’ll be able to find books on Beat literature, Poetry, New England and the classics.
29 Sheafe St, Portsmouth
Such a friendly neighborhood bookstore to visit and get lost in. Open daily from 10am-6pm.
32 Daniel St, Portsmouth
Located in the Tannery Marketplace this wonderful book shop offers a special children’s section where you will find all the books for every age. They offer a 20% discount to teachers on books that will be used in their classroom too!
50 Water St #22, Newburyport
Annie’s Book Stop
From Classics to Best Sellers, Romance, Mystery, and Westerns, current Biography, heart pounding Thrillers and Science Fiction. A perfect browsing place for book lovers of all ages and sizes.
676 Post Rd # 7, Wells
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!