Indie Bookstore Day and Curious Read-a-thon

04/29/17 09:00 AM - 04/29/17 09:00 PM
Curious Iguana
12 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701, USA

We’re celebrating Independent Bookstore Day with giveaways and exclusive products available only at indie bookstores like the Iguana! Purchase $20 or more and spin our prize wheel. Show you care by supporting our second Curious Read-a-thon to benefit Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (COIPP). We’re open 9 am til 9 pm…stop by and join the party!

What is Independent Bookstore Day? It’s a nationwide celebration of bookstores, books, readers, authors, and the whole bookish ecosystem. It takes place on one day at more than 450 individual bookstore all over the country.

Publishers and authors come together to create one-of-a-kind, exclusive books and literary-themed products just for Indie Bookstore Day. Get ‘em while they last…because once they’re gone, they’re gone.

About our Curious Read-a-thon:

In the spirit of Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon online, Curious Iguana is hosting a 12-hour in-store read-a-thon to benefit one of our favorite local nonprofits, Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership. The Helen J. Serini Foundation has generously agreed to support our efforts, with a $1 donation for every page read during our event.

Here’s how our Curious Read-a-thon works:

  • Reserve a 30-minute timeslot in our “reading chair,” which will be positioned in our front window.
  • On April 29 at your reserved timeslot, bring your favorite book (or borrow one of ours) and enjoy a half-hour of quiet reading time at the Iguana.
  • Track how many pages you read. Our goal for each reader is 30 pages – but no pressure!
  • Only 24 timeslots are available for this event, so sign up now – you can stop by the Iguana or call 301-695-2500 to reserve your time in the reading chair!
  • This event is recommended for ages 12 and up. There’s no fee to participate, but we do suggest a minimum donation of $10 to Children of Incarcerated Parents. We will accept cash or checks for COIPP on the day of the event.

Can’t join  us on Indie Bookstore Day? Read at home for as long as you like, and donate $1 or more per page to Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership. You can make your donation online or mail check to P.O. Box 791, Frederick, MD. 21705-0791. Be sure to indicate that your donation is from the Curious Read-a-thon so we can include it in our totals.


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