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Introducing #SCBWILovesIndies


Introducing #SCBWILovesIndies, an Instagram live-stream series celebrating independent bookstores around the globe. 





Miss visiting bookstores as much as we do? Though nothing can replicate the feeling of being in a bookstore, one of the many virtues of going digital is that now anyone with access to the internet can visit any bookstore while connecting with anyone from around the globe. That’s the feeling behind #SCBWILovesIndies, an Instagram live-stream series celebrating bookstores and the community they provide.


The first #SCBWILovesIndies live-stream kicks off with East City Bookshop in Washington D.C. Cecilia Cackley, East City children’s book buyer, will indulge visitors in a tour and bookchat about the store’s newest additions, staff picks, reading lists for parents and educators, and more. The live-stream will take place on SCBWI’s Instagram Friday, 4/9, at 11am PDT. Everyone is welcome so please share this within your communities and arrive with your favorite beverage, a friend, and prepared to have fun!


Have bookstores you’d love to see featured? Please email your recommendations to Kiana Martin at


See you on Instagram this Friday at 11am PDT!


Looking for a new great read? Visit East City Bookshop’s page for curated lists!