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Independent Bookstore Day

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day

IBDIndependent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country.

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.

In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. With your continued support, they are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. THANK YOU for shopping local!


How to Celebrate?

  • Sean DoolittleBrowse our exclusive Independent Bookstore Day merchandise in-store!
  • All customers who make a purchase online or in-store on Independent Bookstore Day (8/29) will be automatically entered into a raffle for a $100 Gift Card.
  • Attend any or all of the Independent Bookstore Day virtual events! Bestselling authors will come together for lively discussions about books, bookstores, writing, and reading. Some of our favorite illustrators are leading drawing classes, too!


Check out these cool events below!

Goldfish Ghost Drawing Class Discussion and drawing Class with Gene Luen Yang
Middle Grade Fun Feminist Fantasy Panel
Amor Towles Writing the West
Alone Together Ambassador Panel


Shop our awesome Independent Bookstore Day Merchandise in Store! 


Open A Book, Open Your Mind Socks

Bookstore Day exclusive pair of socks

Bookstore Day Candle

An earthy, relaxing, and subtle
Bookstore Day candle.

Give Me Back My Book Baby Bodysuit Onesie

Jon Klassen art graphic baby onesie 

Poems of Resistance Poems of Hope

Specially printed anthology of poets.

Signed Shuri Poster

Signed print of Shuri
from The Black Panther 

Signed Ways to Make Sunshine

Special signed edition with
a letter from the author

You Have Arrived At Your Destination

A signed short story never before in print!


More ways to celebrate

Preorder a copy of The Lying Life of Adults and get a free ebook of Elena Ferrante's Frantumaglia courtesy of Europa Editions

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 10:00am EDT
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