So, you've been hearing all the buzz about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child coming out today, and you need to get your hands on a copy stat. Well, look no further than your local indie bookstore.
Indie bookstores are amazing for many reasons. Every indie bookstore has its own heart, and its own charm. The booksellers all care immensely about what they do, and you'll likely walk out with a book you weren't expecting to fall in love with. Indie bookstores are places of exploration, of excitement. It is essential that we keep buying books from indie bookstores in order to keep them alive, thus supporting the authors, publishers, and communities to the fullest.
Last night, as I sat on the floor of The Strand Bookstore in New York City, waiting for the clock to strike midnight, surrounded by costumed Harry Potter fans, my friend pointed out to me that book events like this are one of the many things that can only happen in bookstores. Bookstores have an irreplaceable magic that can only happen when people come together to share a story. So, as you're donning your wizard's robes and going out to scoop up the next installment of Harry Potter's story, here are the best places for you to go.
Books of Wonder
Politics and Prose
Tattered Cover Bookstore
Changing Hands Bookstore
Locations across California
The Elliot Bay Book Company
Left Bank Books
Don't see a bookstore near you? Check out Indiebound!