Authors Marie Gage, Kathy Purc, Janet Trull and Brenda Peddigrew joined Kathy Stouffer in celebrating Canadian Independent Bookstore Day April 29 in Haliburton.

It is an annual day when readers, writers, illustrators and publishers come together to celebrate indie bookstores across Canada.

“In Haliburton, we are lucky to have Master’s Bookstore, owned and operated by Kathy Stouffer for over 30 years,” Trull said. “Her extensive inventory is stacked to the ceiling with international best-sellers, Canadian literature, and children’s books. Kathy maintains this welcoming space for readers, and she generously supports authors and poets by featuring their novels, memoirs and poetry collections.”

There was a snack table, a chance to meet and learn from the authors, and prizes.

“Over the years, Kathy has been carrying books that reflect our Highlands spirit,” Trull added. “This was our chance to show our appreciation.”

People came in to browse, have a snack, select their summer reading material, and meet with the authors.

“It was a time to exchange reading suggestions with other book lovers, chat about their favourite authors, connect with readers and writers, and say thank you for this important service in our community,” Trull said.