Bards Alley, a new bookstore and wine café in Vienna, Va., will not be open in time for Independent Bookstore Day Saturday, but it is still planning to "get the community involved in the festivities. The bookstore is hosting a free scavenger hunt around town Saturday for book worms of all ages," the Vienna Patch reported. Participants will be searching for books wrapped in brown paper and featuring Bards Alley stickers.
"Independent bookstores lead readers to new books," said owner Jen Morrow, whose Church Street store is under construction and could open before Memorial Day weekend. "We are excited to connect Vienna readers with books that will be published later this summer and in the fall. That means that people who find our books will be among the first in the nation to read them."