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How Bookstores Are Celebrating Indie Bookstore Day 2024!

3/13/2024

Independent Bookstore Day, April 27, 2024

In celebration of Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 27, independent bookstores have been sharing their plans, including special events, speakers, and bookshop crawls. If you are interested in partnering with a store or want to connect to learn more about their plans, feel free to reach out. 

Here are how some bookstores plan to spend the day, listed alphabetically by state. Plans are added here every week so check back for more:

Alabama 

The Snail on the Wall 

The Snail on the Wall will host a Pop-up Bookstore at Constitution Hall Park, in downtown Huntsville. Find event details on our event page.

 

Arizona 

Mostly Books

Our Indie Bookstore Day events include the following:

  • Sales throughout the day
  • Blind Date with a Book with purchases over $25.00
  • Guess the shredded book
  • Libro.FM "Golden Ticket" hunt

 

Arkansas 

The Book Haven

Pop up at Zara Coffee in White Hall, AR: discounts for coffee shop customers and a prize wheel with chances for additional discounts or freebies!

 

California 

Once Upon a Time

  • 11:00 am: Dominique Furukawa signing Black Girls
  • 11:00 am: Sue Ganz-Schmitt signing Skybound!
  • Noon: Rex Ogle signing Four Eyes
  • Noon: Callie C. Miller signing The Hunt for the Hollower
  • All Day: Exclusive Independent Bookstore Day items for sale (while supplies last)
  • All Day: Treats, goodies, and prizes!
  • All Day: Time with our bookstore kitty, Pippi (based on her napping schedule)

UC San Diego Bookstore

We will have in-store authors, discounts, trivia, scavenger hunt, and a bookmark/zine making craft station.

A Seat at the Table Books

  • 9:00 am–10:30 am: Picture book authors
  • 10:00 am-1:00pm: Embroidery classes ($)
  • 11:30 am–1:30 pm: Blackout Poetry workshop ($)
  • 11:30 am–12:00 pm: Micah Siva storytime with 1, 2, 3, Nosh With Me 
  • 12:00 pm–1:00 pm: Micah Siva cookbook launch with Nosh
  • 1:00pm–3:00 pm: Tarot Readings ($)
  • 2:30 pm–5:30 pm: Board games with Hobby Quest
  • 7:00 pm–9:00 pm: AFTERPARTY: Fall into Wonderland ($)

Ruby's Books

  • Spirit Week 
  • Bookstore Bingo 
  • Indie Bookstore Day Exclusives 
  • Massive Giveaways 
  • Live Music on Sutter St. 
  • Libro.fm Giveaway 
  • Sacramento Area Read the Region Book Crawl

 

Colorado 

Books on Main 

  • $1 Used Book Sale. 
  • Free ARC with $25 purchase. 
  • Asking for donations for our new bookstore speak-easy! 
  • Gift Card giveaways for social media posts.

Book Cranny

Book Cranny is celebrating Indie Bookstore Day the whole month of April as part of the Colorado Indie Bookstore Passport! Stop by the store with your passport April 1–April 27 to get a Book Cranny stamp. If you drop off your passport with us with 10+ stamps you will get to select 3 books from our excess inventory and you'll be entered into the grand prize drawing!

Curiouser Books

Swag Bags for the first 25 shoppers, Libro.fm Golden Ticket hunt, Black Out Poetry Bar, and Book Trivia Station!

Second Star to the Right

  • 15% off all books, raffle prizes (purchase required to be entered). 
  • Luke Flowers Storytime at 11:00 am. 
  • Bookworm Storytime & Dance Party 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (RSVP on our event page!)

 

Connecticut 

The Hickory Stick Bookshop

  • Mimosas
  • Guess The Shredded Book
  • Find the Libro.fm Golden Ticket
  • Blind Date with A Book, Special Indie Bookstore Day Merchandise 
  • CT Book Trail Passport Challenge

River Bend Bookshop

River Bend is throwing our biggest party of the year! Join us for door-busters, Member treats, book giveaways, local snacks, and lots of fun!

 

Florida

Lakeland Booksellers

Lakeland Independent Booksellers are hosting the 3rd Annual week long, city-wide Lakeland Book Crawl from April 22–27, 2024. The goal of the book crawl is to bring booksellers, book lovers, and the greater Lakeland community together. Stop at each store throughout the week and meet the owners and staff, purchase books from local booksellers, and receive discounts and promotions while enjoying the unique experience each bookstore has to offer! Choose your own schedule or follow along with the schedule of events, which can be found at www.lakelandbookcrawl.com

Novel Tea Book Shop

We will be hosting Indie Authors all day! We will rotate out about 10–12 local indie authors for book signings.

Third House Books

We're hosting small party with readers celebrating our 8th indie bookstore day (& a funeral, since the shop space will close the following week).

Tombolo Books

We will be open our regular hours, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm, with fun Indie Bookstore Day happenings both in the bookstore and out in our courtyard! 

Special Indie Bookstore Day merch will be available all day while supplies last, plus a kids' book sale and Mammamia Gelato pop-up in the courtyard!

10:30 am: Bring your kiddos over for a special storytime with author Natalia Sylvester! Natalia will be reading from her new picture book A Maleta Full of Treasures!

1:00 pm: Interactive Storytime with Sparks Collaborative Ensemble in the courtyard! 

The Sparks cast will be performing When the Tuba Shows Up, It's a Party!  written by Sheila Cowley and illustrated by Creative Clay!

The performance includes a celebration friendship, family and music with actor Stephanie Roberts, Tuba player Kendrick Wilson and the Creative Clay dancers.

White Rose Books & More

Libro.fm golden ticket, bookstore bingo for raffle of a $50 gift card, White Rose tote bags.

 

Georgia

Bookish Atlanta

Rolling Specials:

  • 10:00 am–11:00 am: 10% off all kids’ books
  • 11:00 am–12:00 pm: 10% off all new books
  • 12:00 pm–1:00 pm: 10% off sci-fi & fantasy
  • 1:00 pm–2:00 pm: 10% off thrillers
  • 2:00 pm–3:00 pm: 10% off memoir
  • 3:00 pm–4:00 pm: 20% off used books
  • 4:00 pm–5:00 pm: 10% off nonfiction 
  • Bookish Branded Tees $15 all day! PLUS our usual selection of buy one get one books!

Charis Books and More

The future is feminist, trans, disabled, queer, and indie! Celebrate this year’s #IndieBookstoreDay at Charis Books and More on Saturday, April 27. We will be celebrating all day long with exclusive Independent Bookstore Day merchandise, a zine workshop, and community resources from local activist organizations!

Zine Workshop

Join Agnes Scott College student Jada Richardson to learn the powerful history of zines, how to create zines of different formats for different purposes, and leave with a zine of your own at Charis Books and More. The workshop will take place on Saturday, April 27, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm in the community programming room at Charis. Send all questions to cisaw@agnesscott.edu

Visit the tables of local organizations including: 

Abolition Teaching Network
Access Reproductive Care-Southeast 
Demilitarize Atlanta 2 Palestine 
Georgia Harm Reduction Coalition 
New Disabled South 
TransParent
Y'all Rock Camp

More info on our Event Page

Horton's Books & Gifts

REWRITE A BOOK QUOTE EVENT 

Hey bookworms! 👀 Do you have a favorite book quote that you just can't get out of your head? Well, it's time to put your own spin on it! Join us for our exciting "Rewrite a Book Quote" event and let your creativity run wild. Whether it's a classic literary line or a modern masterpiece, we can't wait to see your unique take on it.

GOLDEN TICKET

Find the Golden Ticket hidden in the bookstore on Indie Bookstore to win 12 free digital audio books from Libro.fm and don't forget to shop their Bookstore Day sale.

The Crazy Book Lady

We are throwing a big party at the store — we will have 3 food trucks and over 30 Independent Authors at the store. We will be giving away free ARCs and other goodies and will have exclusive Independent Bookstore Day merchandise. Learn more on our Facebook event listing.

Stories & Songs

We'll have 20% off ALL books!

 

Illinois

Afterwords Books

We'll be hosting our Spring Sidewalk Sale, hosting dozens of local authors, and attendees will have the opportunity to win some fun, bookish goodies.

The Last Chapter Book Shop

We're part of a bookstore crawl, & will have Indie Bookstore Day giveaways.

Three Stories Books and More

Three Stories is hosting seven local authors and illustrators throughout the day. They will be reading aloud, signing books and talking with shoppers about their experience as an author or illustrator. 

As a primarily children’s bookstore, we are having a bookmark designing contest with the winner having their bookmark printed and available at our bookstore. We have also been chosen by Libro.fm to hide a golden ticket. The finder of the golden tickets wins 12 audiobooks from Libro.fm!

 

Indiana

Fables Books

We're getting excited for Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 27. We have events and activities all week, including: 

  • Spirit Week: Participate in any or all of the Spirit Week themes for a chance to win an exclusive Indie Bookstore Day tote full of goodies.
  • Black-Out Poetry Table (all week) 
  • A Sweeter Song: Poetry Event with poet Dr. Martina McGowan and local poets Jenna Wysong Filbrun, Valerie Jairosi, and Nekeisha (rebel noire and the accomplices) 
  • Book Trivia at Elephant Bar 
  • #GetAfterIt Book Tour Stop with authors Kim McCollum and JB Harris 
  • Storytime & Stuffie Sleepover

Saturday, April 27, celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with these activities: 

  • Audiobook walk 
  • Author Meet & Greet with Samantha Wilcoxson and Jeff Darren Muse
  • Storytime & Stuffie Pick-up 
  • Exclusive Independent Bookstore Day Merch 
  • Used Book Bingo
  • Free Tote with goodies for the first 20 who spend $50+
  • Guess the Shredded Books
  • Kids coloring table
  • Tarot Book Recommendation Reading

 

The Whispering Shelf

We are hosting our grand opening! We'll have some merch and goodies for folks buying books in our store. Other surprises forthcoming. 

 

Iowa

Dog-Eared Books

Dog-Eared Books plans to celebrate this year by once again participating with seven other Central Iowa bookstores for our Indie Bookstore Day passport, which encourages participants to visit all eight bookstores for a chance to win 1 of 8 $100 gift cards. We will also be dropping a brand new t-shirt design and a re-edition of a customer-favorite t-shirt. There will be balloons, a custom Lovie sticker, a special coloring page and more!

HEA Book Boutique

Shop with HEA Book Boutique on national Independent Bookstore Day!

Celebrate all things local with specials like:

  • 10% off our table of local authors
  • $2 off all sticker inventory designed by Chief Book Babe Jenn
  • Free "local love" tote bag with purchase of $100 or more (limited quantity available)

Raccoon River Press

We're popping up all weekend long at Uptown Garage Brewing in Ankeny with a special Drag Storytime on Sunday, April 28 at 1:00 pm! We're also hiding 1 Golden Ticket from Libro.fm worth 12 free audiobooks!

Swamp Fox Bookstore

We are kicking off our celebration on April 1 unveiling a new t-shirt design by CauseTeam, which will help us raise new signs at our new location at 1375 7th Avenue Suite A in Marion. On Thursday, April 25, at 6:30 pm Central, we will be hosting an event with author Suzette Mullen. On Saturday, April 27, we will have a grand re-opening ribbon cutting at 9:30 am with the Marion Chamber of Commerce, author and comic book illustrator Eric Gapstur will be dropping by from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, and award-winning YA author Jen Ferguson will be here from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. We will be open until 5:00 pm on Independent Bookstore Day!

 

Kansas

Flagship Books

Free coffee and treats in the morning, spend $30 get a $5 gift card, drawings and giveaways.

Watermark Books & Café

We will do a crossword puzzle, scavenger hunt, find the Libro.fm Golden Ticket, an Indie Bookstore Shop Crawl with other Indie Bookstores in and around the Wichita area, have a prize wheel to giveaway some fun goodies to folks who come in, and a storytime event with Kansas author Grant Snider. People who complete activities will be entered for a chance to win a prize basket. We will have a few prize baskets to giveaway! Our cafe will be offering special menu items just for Independent Bookstore Day.

 

Massachusetts

Book Love

Story time with children's author Josh Funk (10:00 am), custom stationery event with Bien Ecrit (11:00 am–3:00 pm), raffles, giveaways & more!

Brookline Booksmith

Book fishing (get a free book!), free ice cream samples from Far Out Ice Cream, special goodies, free raffle for gorgeous book bundles, and Independent Bookstore Day exclusive merch.

Federal Street Books 

Spin our PRIZE WHEEL for free giveaways including stickers, pins, coupons, store t-shirts, and ARCs. Choose from a variety of exclusive Indie Bookstore Day merch, free with $25 purchase! 

Hygge House Books

We are celebrating with the Grand Opening of our new location from 11-4 pm at the brand new Boroughs Collective at 21 East Main Street in Westborough. It's the PERFECT chance to come see what the Collective is all about! 

  • Indie Bookstore Day exclusives while supplies last 
  • Scavenger hunt for kids (and adults!) throughout the collective 
  • Free advanced readers book with purchases over $50 
  • Libro.fm golden ticket promo 
  • Surprise deals throughout the day 
  • Simmer & Spice food truck (time TBD)

Illume Books

We will have a giveaway with purchase & pop-up author signings.

Odyssey Bookshop

We are hosting a kids' story time at 11:00 am and face-painting along with junior booksellers 3:00 pm–4:00 pm! We also are having guest author booksellers in the afternoon and a bookish trivia event to close out the day.

Where the Sidewalk Ends Bookstore

Book launch for Iris G. Leigh as she signs her Chatham-set suspense novel Liza's Secrets. Learn more at www.booksonthecape.com

Whitelam Books

This year is the first annual North of Boston Book Trail, which we will be participating in along with 15 other stores.

 

Maryland

BeMore Literate Children’s Bookshop

We're doing a sale on inventory, & a pre-recorded read aloud for visitors to the website.

Growing Minds Bookstore

Rosa Chang will be on site signing her book My Indigo World as well as hosting art activities. We have book raffles going on, giveaways, crochet and cookie pop up shops and more!

 

Michigan

Forever Books

We'll have an author signing, drawing for a giant Dog Man, & free tote and ARC with $20 purchase, while supplies last.

Schuler Books 

All Locations: 

Giveaways & Freebies!

  • We’ll have freebies and gifts with purchase in store while supplies last
  • Enter to win our book tote giveaway both in store and on social media
  • Be sure you subscribe to our weekly email to be able to enter for an exclusive giveaway of Independent Bookstore Day merch!

MI Book Hop!
We’re excited to be participating in the MIBookHop, now in its second year, where you hop from indie bookstore to indie bookstore for a chance to win a gift card to the participating store of your choice! Simply pick up your Bingo card at any participating store, and you’re off! 

Learn more on our event page! 

Grand Rapids:

In-Store Events:

  • 11:00 am: Storytime with Miss Margaret 
  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Signing with R. Thomas Sheardy, author of Slow Dance In A Winter Garden 
  • 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Signing with Tika McCoy, author of Broken Clay

 

Okemos

In-Store Events:

  • 11:00 am: Storytime with Miss Christina 
  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm:  Signing with Laurel Hilliker, PhD author of Grief-Stricken: Stories of Altered Loss In a Pandemic Haze 
  • 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Signing with Darcy Woods author of Summer of Supernovas and Smoke

Ann Arbor

In-Store Events

  • 11:00 am: Storytime with Noel 
  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Signing with Lisa Peers author of Love at 350 
  • 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Signing with Andrew Port author of Never Again: Germans and Genocide After the Holocaust

West Bloomfield

In-Store Events

  • 11:00 am: Storytime with Grace 
  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Signing with Jess Sinclair author of What We Could Have Been 
  • 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Signing with Mark Snyder author of Mountaintop: The Inside Story of Michigan’s 1997 National Title Climb 

Wayfaring Booksellers

We're participating in a Book Crawl with seven other Lansing area bookstores. It's also the MI Book Hop, and we'll have tote bags and bingo cards on hand for participants. We'll have a Libro.fm Golden Ticket hidden in our store, and the person who finds it will win twelve audiobook credits with Libro.fm. We're going to offer Blind Date With a Books free with purchase (while supplies last). We're also putting together a big queer gift basket with a variety of stickers and other bookish goodies for one lucky Indie Bookstore Day shopper!

 

Minnesota

Paperbacks Pieces

Guest authors: Karen Dahl, Jacqueline West, Jason Lee Willis. 15% off new & used books. More discounts in store. Door prizes, and free ARCs with $30 purchase while supplies last. The Coffee Camper will be set up from 10:00 am–2:00 pm outside.

Red Balloon Bookshop

We'll have an exciting opening day speaker in the morning (confirming now), scratch offs for freebies, a place for photo opportunities with popular kid literature character standees, a YA/MG author game extravaganza in the afternoon with YA authors Nicole Kronzer, Jenna Miller, Ari Tison, and more!

Sweet Reads

  • Children's author A.J. Sullivan book signing and give away from 10:00 am to noon. 
  • Travel book author Sara Broers book signing and give away from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
  • Snacks, sales, used books 2-for-1, Exclusives, & one ARC per sale!

Missouri

KD's Books

You’re invited to KD’s Independent Bookstore Day party! 


We’ll be having fun all day:

  • Enjoy free popcorn and treats from Nothing Bundt Cakes all day. 
  • Kids’ storytimes at 10:30 am AND 1:30 pm
  • Spin our prize wheel for a chance to win a free gift or special discount.
  • Enter to win the KD's Books' Grand Prize!
  • Get creative in our Writer's Workshop making up your own Blackout Poetry in honor of National Poetry Month (April) and enter our first-ever poetry contest!
  • Exclusive Indie Bookstore Day 2024 merchandise! Specially designed Blackwing pencils, tote bags, mugs, signed/exclusive books, stickers and more ONLY available at participating independent bookstores on April 27th.
  • Free Indie Roadmaps: The 2024 Midwest Indie Bookstore Roadmaps will be out and FREE to everyone, so you can visit us and other indie bookstores all year long!

There will also be amazing deals on audiobooks via Libro.fm (all week), PLUS, we will have one of the coveted Libro.fm Golden Tickets hidden in the store on Independent Bookstore Day. Find it and you'll win one FREE audiobook from Libro.fm each month for a YEAR!!!

We will also have before-hours festivities and exclusive deals for email subscribers ONLY, so check your email!

Sabu's Books

In celebration of Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 27, Sabu's Books will host in-store fun activities including

  • 10% discount on used books
  • Advanced reader copy give away with a purchase of $50
  • In-store scavenger hunt
  • Surprise discounts throughout the day

 

Nebraska

Silverstones Books

We will be having an author signing with indie fantasy author Rob Leigh.

Sower Books

  • Wed, Thurs, and Fri evenings: "Silent book clubs" at several libraries around town (locations TBA)
  • Indie Bookstore Day, April 27: Sidewalk sale/book swap (location TBA)

 

New York

The Bookstore Plus

Hosting book author and miniaturist crafter, Chelsea Andersson for a crafting session!

Greenlight Bookstore

In addition to offering exclusive Bookstore Day merch, Greenlight will have dozens of local authors visiting the bookstore all day long for book signings and photo ops! An updated list of visiting authors can be found here: Greenlight's Indie Bookstore Day event page.

 

North Carolina

Bookmarks

We are opening early to get the fun started as soon as possible! We will host a special storytime with games and activities, and have giveaways and special items on sale throughout the day.

Quail Ridge Books

We'll have storytime with Ashley Belote, music with Matt Riedl, guest booksellers Darren Farrell, Ellery Adams, and Sarah Grunder Ruiz, The Poetry Fox, bookish trivia, hourly raffles, scavenger hunt, photo booth, treats, and exclusive items.

Sassafras on Main

We will have some exclusive Indie Bookstore Day merch, but we’re also planning a few more fun things! A book-inspired riddle scavenger hunt for a prize, free cookies to customers who make a purchase in the bookstore, and some other fun giveaways and activities to participate in! We’ll also be debuting new store merch that’ll be available starting on Indie Bookstore Day!

South Main Book Company

We'll have exclusive releases, a hidden golden ticket from Libro.fm, and continued welcome for Greater Charlotte Book Crawlers during the month of April!

 

Ohio

Cincy Book Rack

We are having an Independent Author Festival with 12 Independent Authors signing books in our store for Independent Bookstore Day.

Elizabeth's Bookshop & Writing Centre 

We will have discounts, giveaways, and more. With every purchase, spin our prize wheel for the chance to win stickers, temporary tattoos, and even a candle. Plus, we are participating in the Libro.fm Golden Ticket promo. Find the Golden Ticket on April 27 and receive a year's supply of audiobooks from Libro.fm.

 

Oklahoma

Green Feather Book Company

We'll have discounts, games, activities, & prizes — oh my!

 

Oregon

Green Bean Books

We'll be hosting an in-store scavenger hunt and literary word scramble with mystery books as prizes!

 

Pennsylvania

The Doylestown Bookshop

11:00 am: Storytime with Lolly Hopwood
12:00 pm: Children's Face painting with Alicia
1:00 pm: Town & Country Players perform Shakespeare in honor of Shakespeare’s Birthday (April 23)
2:00 pm: Storytime and book signing with Lisa Papp. See a list of Lisa's books here!
 

  • Raffles every hour on the hour beginning at 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Post a picture of yourself in front of The Doylestown or Lahaska Bookshop, tagging the bookstore and #IndieBookstoreDay to be entered into a drawing to win a private shopping hour at the store of your choice with four friends! The winners will be notified on Wednesday, May 1. 
  • Order at least $25 worth of books from www.doylestownbookshop.com on Saturday, April 27, to be automatically entered into a drawing or receive a secret gift in your package. 
  • Share your favorite book with us on our larger-than-life book banner (located on our cafe window at the Main Street entrance).

The Lahaska Bookshop

1:00 pm: Meet the booksellers! Chat with a few of our booksellers about what they are reading, what upcoming books they are looking forward to, and what their favorite book picks are. 

FROM 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

  • Post a picture of yourself in front of The Doylestown or Lahaska Bookshop, tagging the bookstore and #IndieBookstoreDay to be entered into a drawing to win a private shopping hour at the store of your choice with four friends! The winners will be notified on Wednesday, May 1. 
  • Order at least $25 worth of books from www.doylestownbookshop.com on Saturday, April 27, to be automatically entered into a drawing or receive a secret gift in your package. 
  • Share your favorite book with us on our larger-than-life book banner (located on our cafe window at the Main Street entrance).

Let's Play Books Bookstore

Exclusive items will sold at our sister store, The End: A Bookstore. Story time with local author Katarah Jordan, character visit from A Storybook Party, and a very special collective art & story program celebrating our 16.5 year old shop cat, Garfield. Plus a mini-bookstore crawl to sister store (new) The End: A Bookstore!

Main Point Books

10:00 am: Author Liz Montague signing copies of School for Unusual Magic
11:00 am: Author Alex London signing copies Princess Protection Agency and Battle Dragons
11:00 am Authors Lori Lichtman and Mike Weilbacher signing copies of 60 Hikes within 60 Miles and Wild Philly
12:00 pm Author Katherine Locke signing copies of This Rebel Heart, Gender Rebels This is our Rainbow and Loki: Journey into Mystery
12:00 pm Authors Jamie Brenner and Elle Evans signing copies of Blush, Gilt and Wedding Issues
1:00 pm Author Amanda Burdan signing copies of Jamie Wyeth Unsettled
2:00 pm Authors Laura Parnum and Laurie Morrison signing copies of Peril at Price Manor and Keeping Pace
3:00 pm Author Jo Piazza signing copies of The Sicilian Inheritance 

Also, giveaways and Indie Bookstore Day exclusive merchandise while stock lasts.

A Novel Idea on Passyunk

Join us for an incredible day all about celebrating indie bookstores! Specials include: Indie Bookstore Day exclusive merch, Blind Date with a Book, spend $25 get a free ARC, and spend $100 get a free recyclable tote.

 

Rhode Island

Curiosity

Celebrating Indie Bookstore Day as a weeklong celebration:

  • 4/24: Local Author Talk with Ian Bryer and his new poetry book Dear Dragonfly
  • 4/25: In Conversation Local Author Carol Cronin w/ Henriette Lazaridis and her new book Last Days in Plaka 
  • 4/26: Flight Club wine tasting w/ guest bartender & local author Shamus Flaherty
  • 4/27: Independent Bookstore Day Celebration: Type More, Read More: An Afternoon with Local Author Alayne White. Alayne is also an avid collector of manual typewriters (60 and counting) and loves to share them with people of all ages, especially kids. Curiosity Store & Alayne will be together along with some of her collection on Saturday, April 27.

 

Tennessee

A Little Bookish

We'll have the Libro.fm Golden Ticket Giveaway, giveaways, discounts, & treats.

 

Texas

The Book Burrow

Pflugerville’s The Book Burrow To Participate In Independent Bookstore Day & The Austin Texas Book Trail, April 27

(Pflugerville, TX) – In addition to the national Indie Bookstore Day event, local organizers have created the Austin TX Book Trail, a bookstore crawl across Austin and its surrounding towns, featuring other local staples such as Book People, Austin Books and Comics, South Congress Books, and more — in addition to The Book Burrow.

The Book Burrow is offering 10% off for anyone who comes into the store as part of the bookstore crawl and plans to have a photo booth, snacks, and other special events and activities to celebrate Indie Bookstore Day and the Austin TX Book Trail.

The events also happen to fall on the same day as Slice of Pflugerville, an art and food festival in downtown Pflugerville, which should collectively make Pflugerville an exciting place to be on April 27.

To learn more about what The Book Burrow has planned for Indie Bookstore Day and The Austin, Texas Book Trail, you can follow The Book Burrow on Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebookburrowtexas/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebookburrowtx/
TikTok: @thebookburrowtx

Fabled Bookshop & Cafe

Our theme is "Reading Builds a Neighborhood" and we are having a beautiful day in the neighborhood with all things Mr. Rogers! We will have giveaways, t-shirts, special drinks, a silent auction, puppet show for story-time, and more!

The Novel Narwhal

We will be having a celebration at our store, which is part of the Market at Roanoke. We will participate in the Libro.fm Golden Ticket, have a sidewalk sale outside the store, offer treats to visitors, and do a pop-up shop at Funky Picnic.

The Twig Book Shop

Y’all it is a Saturday #TwigTwiglets storytime, craft and snack with a meet and greet the PIGEON! 📸 Bring your camera!! Saturday, April 27 @ 10:30 am.

Miss Anastasia Joy invites all twiglets to “fly” over for her 2024 Independent Bookstore Day Pigeon Storytime! We will gather on the Parkito just beyond The Twig’s back door! Join us for some hilarious adventures with THE Pigeon from the books by Mo Willems. We are highlighting Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus and The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!

Whose Books

Get ready for the book event you've been waiting for! Join us in the heart of Oak Cliff for a celebration of Independent Bookstore Day with the 2nd Annual Oak Cliff Book Crawl.

Embark on a journey through 5 vibrant bookstores, each offering their own specials, book offerings, and bookish fun that you will not want to miss.

This Independent Bookstore Day Celebration in Oak Cliff is not just about books — it's a full community experience you won't want to miss!

Whose Books, 512 W.Davis St.
Poets Bookshop, 506 N. Bishop Ave.
The Wild Detectives, 314 W. 8th St.
Lucky Dogs Books, 911 Jefferson Blvd.
Pan-African Connection, 4466 S. Marsalis Ave

 

Utah

The Book Bungalow

We're participating in the year-long Indie Bookstore Day Utah Bookstores Crawl and offering a $100 gift card to anyone that starts their journey from our store on Independent Bookstore Day and gets their map stamped at every other participating Utah bookstore before Indie Bookstore Day 2025.

We're featuring three authors for book signings on our front porch: J. Scott Savage (Graysen Foxx, Lost Wonderland Diaries, Mysteries of Cove, and Farworld) from 10:00 am to noon; Kim Foster (The Meth Lunches) from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm; and Steve Capone, Jr. (Max in the Capital of Spies). And besides free giveaways every hour, we're having a special Story Time all about books, bookstores, and reading.

Under the Umbrella Bookstore

We are running Indie Bookstore Day Representation BINGO through April 27 and will hold a scavenger hunt for Libro.fm in store on April 27.
 

Virginia

Maple Tree Book Shop + Coffee House

We plan to have a spirit week leading up to Indie Bookstore Day with dress-up days, local musicians, and pre-celebration sales. On Saturday, we will have local authors stopping in to be "Booksellers for a Day" to share about their books and other books they love. Our local librarians will be joining us for a special storytime. We will have giveaways and sales throughout the day and a photo wall for visitors to take selfies and share on social media. We are looking forward to our first Indie Bookstore Day!

Prince Books

We're part of a bookstore crawl organized by another bookstore in the area, the Hampton Roads Bookstore Crawl. 

Scrawl Books

Full Author Lineup:

  • 11:00 am: Story Time with Leah Moser & Meghana Narayan
  • 1:00 pm: Kate Albus
  • 2:00 pm: Nashae Jones
  • 3:00 pm: Taj McCoy
  • 4:00 pm: Rania Hanna
  • 5:00 pm: Sarah Tollok

 

Washington

Paper Boat Booksellers

We'll have a book haul photo booth, bookstore bingo, raffles, prize wheel, and drag queen storytime at 3:00 pm.

Secret Garden Books 

Exclusive releases, marketing, and new releases for Indie Bookstore Day.

 

West Virginia

Four Seasons Books

Never Have I Ever, Bookseller Edition with author Sarah Tollok. Visit the event page to RSVP
 

Wisconsin

Books on Main

Local author Deb Biechler will be in the store from 10:30am–12:30 pm reading and signing her kids book, Berry Hullabaloo, and we will have a Golden Ticket from Libro.fm good for 12 free audiobook credits! See our Facebook page for more details.

Lake City Books

We are offering Double Points with our free rewards program, so shoppers will earn $10 for every $100 spent. We are also offering a free gift with purchase — choose from select stickers, bookmarks, rubber ducks, pencils, etc.

Republic of Letters

We'll have birthday cake (it's our first anniversary too!), limited edition locally painted art posters, and a raffle with other Madison Area bookstores.