Bridgeside Books is throwing a birthday party to celebrate 10 years in business on Thursday, July 18.

Sales and raffles will happen throughout the day beginning at 9:30 a.m. at 29 Stowe St. Live music and cake will be served at 4 p.m., and Revitalizing Waterbury will come to cut a ribbon at 5 p.m.

Hiata DeFeo founded Bridgeside Books in 2009. The shop hosts local authors, book launches, speakers and book clubs throughout the year, and also offers gifts, artisan teas, home décor and accessories.

“I am most proud that the kids in our community have grown up with a local bookshop, and will hopefully take that love and support of indie bookstores with them out into the world,” DeFeo said., 244-1441.

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