Independent Bookstore Day!

500 bookstores. 15 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 to 1:00 Printing Press Demo with Noyo Printworks

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Magic Boxes demo with Flockworks

3:00 to 5:00 p.m. DIY Blackout Poetry Postcards with Color Mill

3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Jennifer Clark's Poetry on Demand

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Kent Harrington & Cynthia Frank on mysteries

Face Painting with artists from Mendocino High Schools (stay tuned for times!)

... and more! Check back for updates



Free donuts & coffee if you're in line before 9:30 am! No holds or pre-orders, limit 2 of each per person!

"Fight the Power" Utility Pouch

"Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat" Print SIGNED

Redlands Vol. 1 SIGNED

Ungrateful Mammals SIGNED

"Bad Citizen" Graffiti Stencil

Book Club Journal

Literary Tea Towels

$6 Story: A Book on the Table

"Literary Map of the Universe" Print SIGNED

Dragons Love Books Onesie

"Be Prepared" Print SIGNED

"Read with Me" Maisy Plush

"Read with Me" Horton Plush

"Golden Thread" Print SIGNED

See them all here:



or at least as long as supplies last!

Free Hugs with Real Live Booksellers

"Save the World. Buy a Book" Swag with Purchase

Bookstore Scavenger Hunt

Blind Date with a Book

“Bad Citizen” DIY Poster Stenciling

Free digital audiobooks from

Free Hot Dogs (Beef only. Last year the veggie dogs dissolved in our crock pot. LESSON LEARNED.)

All-Day Bake-Sale-a-Thon for Mendocino K-8 School Groups



… and more! (seriously, there's more)

Event date: 

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 9:30am to 9:00pm

Event address: