Bookstores Hosting 'Anne with an E' Fun this Saturday

Posted by Cybil on May 9, 2017

This post is sponsored by Netflix.

Fans of Anne of Green Gables looking for kindred spirits this weekend may find what they're looking for at a local independent bookstore. In celebration of Netflix's new adaptation of the classic—and in honor of spunky girls everywhere—bookstores across the United States are joining forces with Netflix for a special event this Saturday.

Anne of Green Gables


Anne with an "E", Netflix's latest original series, premieres this Friday. To commemorate the occasion, Netflix and 23 U.S. bookstores are planning special events on Saturday, May 13, from 2 to 5 p.m. Fans can get an Anne with an "E" gift bag, filled with Anne-inspired gifts (one per customer, while supplies last). There will also be fresh flowers and photo ops, perfect for the day before Mother's Day.

Anne of Green Gables by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery was first published in 1908. In the book, Anne Shirley—a red-headed, mischievous orphan—is accidentally adopted by the siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. To date, the book has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into at least 36 languages. It's a favorite on Goodreads as well, with more than a half million ratings and an average of 4.22 stars from readers. In fact, Mark Twain once described Anne Shirley as "the dearest and most lovable child in fiction since the immortal Alice."

Netflix's new incarnation of the spirited Anne Shirley will actually be older than her book counterpart when she comes to live with Marilla and Matthew, but not less spunky on the small screen than she was in the novel.



Here are the participating bookstores:

Booksmith, San Francisco
Chevalier's Books, Los Angeles
Deseret Books, Gilbert, Arizona
Deseret Books, Salt Lake City, Utah
Deseret Books, San Diego, California
Elliott Bay Books, Seattle
Hub City Bookstore Books, Spartenburg, South Carolina
Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Lexington, Kentucky
Kepler's Books, Menlo Park, California
Logos Bookstore, Dallas
Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Springs, New York
Northshire Bookstore, Northshire, Vermont
Porter Square Books, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Prairie Lights, Iowa City, Iowa
Rainy Day Books, Fairway, Kansas
Rediscovered Books, Bosie, Idaho
Schuler Books & Music, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Square Books Jr., Oxford, Mississippi
Strand Bookstore, New York, New York
Tattered Cover, Denver
The Montague Bookmill, Montague, Massachusetts
The Odyssey Bookshop, Hadley, Massachusetts
Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, Washington


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message 1: by Catherine (new)

Catherine None in PA. What a shame.


message 2: by Kaitee (new)

Kaitee Hart Or IL


message 3: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Tse Why isn't this listed as an event on Goodreads or in the Booksmith's website in San Francisco? I'm planning to check it out!


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* None in Florida :(


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* Like the idea of the Netflix show giving so much kudos to the books and working with bookstores and Goodreads though


message 6: by Kaitee (new)

Kaitee Hart Same!


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