400 bookstores. 16 exclusive books and art pieces. One day only. Join the party!
Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to all manner of creative fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.
Program subject to change. We reserve the right to add amazing surprises.
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Noyo Printworks Printing Press demo
The Color Mill: Build Your Own Journal
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Judy Detrick: Calligraphy demo
Jacquelyn Cisper: handpainted cards
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Streetcolor Art: Political Pom Poms
Jennifer Clark: Poetry on Demand
Lily Christensen: Bongo Serenade
Susanna Janssen on “Wordstruck”
LIMITED EDITION ITEMS
Free donuts & coffee if you're in line before 9:30 am! No holds or pre-orders, limit 2 of each per person!
Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology, special cover
Jenny Lawson print (signed)
Author's Best Friend canvas pouch
Literary Condoms (really!)
Bad Citizen Stencil
Literary Tea Towels
Elephant & Piggie “Read” Onesie
“Child of Books” fine art print
Michael Chabon short story (signed)
A Literary Cocktail Party recipe book
“Welcome to Night Vale” on vinyl
Literary Map of the U.S.
See the limited edition items here: http://www.indiebookstoreday.com/2017-ibd-items
ALL DAY LONG
or at least as long as supplies last!
Bookstore Scavenger Hunt
Blind Date with a Book
“Bad Citizen” DIY Poster Stenciling
6-Foot Catsby photo booth
Hot dogs free with school donation
All-day bake benefit sale
… and more! (seriously, there's more)