We are very lucky to have two independent bookstores in our neighborhood: Couth Buzzard Books and Phinney Books. And this Saturday we can celebrate them during the first national Independent Bookstore Day.
Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., will offer free books for children, plus they’ll have a Celtic Jam from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and their regular Songwriters in Seattle Monthly Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Both events are free.
Phinney Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N., has a full day of activities planned, including hands-on crafts, trivia and prizes, a poem workshop, bind your own book workshop, kids’ story time with Steph, treats from Coyle’s Bakeshop for the first 25 customers, and rotating discounts all day long (10 percent off different letters of the alphabet every hour). Check their event page for the complete list. They’ll be open extended hours that day, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.