Tayari Jones has been named the official Author Ambassador for 2019’s Independent Bookstore Day. Now in its fifth year, Independent Bookstore Day celebrates the outstanding contributions independent bookstores and their staff make to communities around the country. On being chosen as the official Author Ambassador, Jones said, “Independent bookstores combine two of my favorite things–independence and (of course) books. Every indie store is as carefully curated as a museum because the owners care about getting the right stories into the hands of the people who live in that community. Indie stores are hyper-local, yet they share thoughts from all over the world.”
2019’s Independent Bookstore Day will be celebrated on April 27th, 2019. To read more about Independent Bookstore Day, click here.