Independent Bookstore Day!

Independent Bookstore Day is just around the corner! This annual celebration of Indie bookstores happens next Saturday, April 29th! Bookstores across the country participate in this fun event, so make sure to stop in to the Firehouse to celebrate with us and support your local, independent bookstore!

We’ll have a plethora of fun activities going on throughout the day as well as exclusive merchandise only available at indie bookstores. There’s some great stuff (keep an eye on our blog this weekend, we’ll be telling you all about it then) so be sure to stop in so you don’t miss out!

For now, let’s peruse all the activities and occurrences happening at the Firehouse:

Visiting Authors/Booksellers for the day:

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Starting at 10:30 a.m., we will have local authors Natasha Wing (Night Before series) and Karla Oceanak (Aldo Zelnick series and Goodnight Unicorn) in for a special storytime!


Local sci-fi author Carrie Vaughn, creator of the Kitty Norville series and most recently Martians Abroad, will be joining us from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.!


Local fiction author Laura Pritchett, the brains behind Stars Go Blue and The Blue Hour, will be joining us at 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.!


Jason Bovberg, local author of the apocalyptic horror series that started with Blood Red, will be joining us at 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.!

To wrap things up, we will be having a poetry reading with local poets Matthew Cooperman, Dan Beachy-Quick, and Bill Tremblay. The reading begins at 4:00pm in our store’s backroom. Come early (3:30 to be exact) and stay late to hear some local musicians!




Star Wars Trivia! Fans of all ages are invited to test their Jedi knowledge between 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.! Authors Adam Bray and Tricia Barr, two of the three authors behind the new Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia will lead participants in three rounds of trivia. The winner will be awarded with a $25 ThinkGeek gift card. But we’ve got lots of other Star Wars swag so no one goes away empty handed.


Store-wide Scavenger Hunt! Find a clue with a book question hidden somewhere in the store, answer the question correctly, and win a prize! The Hunt is happening throughout the day, but we recommend coming early before all the clues are found!


  • From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every $25 you spend will get you a free security wallet, and every $50 spent will get a free MightyBright booklight!
  • Between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. any purchase you make will earn you an Old Firehouse Buck, which acts as a coupon for a dollar off your next purchase! (One coupon per transaction.)
  • Between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. we’ll be having an ARC giveaway! What are ARC’s, you ask? It stands for Advanced Reader Copy, which we get ALL the time. We’ll be giving them out to some lucky customers!

Please let us know if you have any questions about the IBD schedule. You can email us at or call the store at 970-484-7898.

We hope to see you on Saturday!

– Your friendly neighborhood bookseller


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