As a booklover, bookstores have shaped you, whether you were a child learning to read or an adult looking for connections through the written word.

The week of November 10-16 has been recognized as “Love Your Bookstore” week and readers will celebrate bookstores from coast to coast. Organizers know that booklovers are in every city in the country. From Kodiak to Key West, from Seattle to Sarasota, there are readers everywhere! Celebrate your favorite bookstore by posting a photo from inside the store with a favorite book (or bookseller!) and use #loveyourbookstore in the caption to share the love!

Bookstores are special places, full of the smell of new books, browsing the shelves for your next great read, booksellers you know you can count on for great, personal recommendations, a community you know will be open and welcoming.

We know that booksellers help readers discover and share the magic of books. They are dedicated to helping you find the book you need–the book that could change your life. When they recommend a book to you, they are genuinely looking to make a connection and create an experience for you. 

We want to give you a way to celebrate your favorite bookstore with other book lovers: just use the #loveyourbookstore hashtag and post a photo, quote, or story about your favorite bookstore. This love your bookstore challenge is easy and all are welcome to participate!

This event is free and open to the public. Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., in the heart of Naperville, (630) 355-2665 or online at www.andersonsbookshop.com.

“Love Your Bookstore” week is a part of Anderson’s Bookshops’ calendar of special events. It’s sponsored by book industry key players including Publishers Weekly, The Children’s Book Council, Naperville-based publisher Sourcebooks and Anderson’s Bookshops.

Story and image submitted by Candy Purdom for Anderson’s Bookshop.


Editor’s Note / Good news for PN readers to celebrate is that History Detective Bryan Ogg’s latest book will be released during Love Your Bookstore Week. A booksigning will begin at 7PM Wed., Nov. 14, at Anderson’s Bookshop. Naperville: A Brief History is the story of Naperville from pre-settlement (before 1831) to present day.