Join us for a day celebrating independent bookstores!
12pm - Author and illustrator Ryan T. Higgins will be reading and signing his newest book, We Don't Lose Our Class Goldfish.
1-4pm - Local musician Sam Taber will be playing music outside (weather permitting) for all to enjoy.
All day perks
- Purchase or pick up Independent Bookstore Day exclusive merchandise.
- Snag a Belmont Books 5th birthday t-shirt at a steep discount!
- Join Libro.fm to get audiobooks. Use the code BOOKSTOREDAY to receive a free audiobook, and support Belmont Books by choosing us as your bookstore! Sign up here!
- Enjoy some sweet treats and cafe samples from our Black Bear Cafe throughout the day to keep you fueled and in the mood to celebrate.
- We have two talented artists on staff! Benjamin Stalnaker and Haro Serrentino will be showing some of their newest pieces for sale all day.
Keep checking this page to see if anything else super fun and cool is added to our day of celebrating!
About Supermoms! Animal Heroes: In comics-style panels full of facts and humor, this lively picture book investigates the amazing lengths animal mothers go to in caring for their young.
An emperor penguin mom treks up to fifty miles to bring food to her hungry chick. A toothy American alligator carefully carries hatchlings in her mouth, shuttling them safely to the water. A piping plover uses her best acting skills to feign an injury, luring predators away from her offspring. Whether building elaborate burrows, forgoing food for months on end to feed their cubs, toting hundreds of spiderlings on their backs, conducting patient swimming lessons, or fearlessly kicking away hyenas, mothers in the animal kingdom—whatever their species—give it their all (and then some!) to keep their little ones safe, fed, and ready to face the world on their own. This first book in a young series on animal science includes in its back matter a look at the “super” qualities of some of the animals and offers a collection of resources for budding naturalists.
About We Don't Lose Our Class Goldfish: Penelope Rex faces her biggest (and fishiest) fear in this companion to the #1 New York Times best-selling We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins.Penelope Rex has one fear: Walter, the class goldfish. So when Mrs. Noodleman tells the kids that they'll be taking turns bringing Walter home, Penelope gets carried away by her anxious imagination. The weekend has a rocky start—from Walter ominously licking his lips to a sleepless night where the fish's bowl appears to move closer and closer to Penelope's bed. But then Walter goes missing! Penelope must face her fear to find him and realizes along the way that there's more to Walter than his chomping jaws.
In comics-style panels full of facts and humor, this lively picture book investigates the amazing lengths animal mothers go to in caring for their young.
Penelope Rex faces her biggest (and fishiest) fear in this companion to the #1 New York Times best-selling We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins.