Indie Booksellers in the Mood for Valentine’s Day

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    Booksellers took to social media in recent days to share photos of their windows, in-store displays, and reading recommendations for Valentine’s Day. Here are some of them:

    Curious Iguana

    Curious Iguana of Frederick, Maryland, shared on Twitter this Cupid-inspired window.


    Avid Bookshop

    Avid Bookshop of Athens, Georgia, shared this display on Instagram, encouraging followers to reach out to friends and family: “This year, we hope you’ll think about Valentine’s Day not just as a holiday for those who are paired up. Think of simple ways you can let those you love know that you care.”


    Wheatberry Books

    Wheatberry Books of Chillicothe, Ohio, shared its festive Valentine’s Day window on Twitter.


    Copperfield's Books

    Copperfield’s Books, which has eight stores in California, shared this image on its Facebook page along with this message: “Find someone who loves to read and you’ll never have to worry about what gift to get them!”



    Riverstone Books of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pointed out that “books make the best Valentines” to its followers on Instagram.


    Northwind Book & Fiber

    Northwind Book & Fiber of Spooner, Wisconsin, created a Valentine’s Day window display using IndieBound marketing materials from ABA.


    Tattered Cover

    Tattered Cover Book Store of Denver, Colorado, encouraged customers at its Aspen Grove store to go on a blind date with a book for Valentine’s Day with this Instagram post: “Books as gifts are as sweet as chocolate, but last so much longer.”


    R.J. Julia

    R.J. Julia Booksellers of Madison, Connecticut, highlighted its copious assortment of chocolate from Vermont’s Lake Champlain Chocolates in this post on Instagram.


    Rebecca Speas

    Rebecca Speas, events coordinator for One More Page Books & More in Arlington, Virginia, has taken to Twitter this month to recommend a series of books appropriate for Valentine’s Day.


    Doylestown Bookshop

    The Doylestown Bookshop of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, created a prize incentive for customers to try its own version of “blind date with a book,” as shared in this post on Instagram.