DS may not see this as an especially festive event, but I think it's just plain AWESOME!
I can never truly browse to my delight with DS in tow. I'm racing to beat the inevitable, whiny, "Moooom, can we pleeeeease go now???? How much loooonger???" Complete with drooping body and rolling eyes. And this is a kid who doesn't even hate reading.
But in this case, bookstores are doing cool stuff to celebrate. For example, Longfellow Books is giving away a book (up to $10.00) to every kid who visits on Saturday! This might even entice my little guy.
Enjoy downtown, buy local, and check out Longfellow!