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This national one-day party held the last Saturday in April celebrates independent bookstores across the country online and in-store. Through exclusive books and literary items, contests, cupcakes, and everything in between, it’s a party you don’t want to miss!
Booksellers, sign-up to receive email communication about preparing for Independent Bookstore Day through the Email Subscriptions tab on your Member Dashboard.
This event is for booksellers who belong to the American Booksellers Association and their regional independent booksellers association. Find regional contact information at the bottom of the membership page.
Plan an in-store or online celebration for April 29. We’ve compiled lots of ideas below.
Information and resources about participating, celebration ideas, and important dates.
Information about submitting ideas, sponsoring, and sharing on social media.
Find multiple versions of the IBD logo, posters, social media assets to share, and suggested copy for captions and newsletters.
A detailed packet of all the exclusives for Independent Bookstore Day including freebies and items for adults and kids.
General IBD questions - email@example.com
IndieCommerce - firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtney Wallace, Independent Bookstore Day Program Director
Joy Dallanegra-Sanger, ABA COO
Melissa Napolitano, Designer
Ryan Quinn, Member Relations Manager
Courtney Grasso, IndieCommerce Support Specialist
Sara Lacey Graham, Executive Assistant
Kate Brennan, Membership & Data Coordinator
Jessica Stauffer, Program Manager
Britt Camacho, DEIA & Communications Senior Copy Editor
Miranda Sanchez, Epilogue Books Chocolate Brews, Chapel Hill, NC
Joelle Herr, The Bookshop, Nashville, TN
Ryan Clark, Gibson's Bookstore, Concord, NH
Christina Ciampa, All She Wrote Books, Somerville, MA
Allison Senecal, Old Firehouse Books, Fort Collins, CO
Terri LeBlanc, Swamp Fox Bookstore and Swamp Fox Kids, Marion, IA
Melissa Posten, The Novel Neighbor, Webster Groves, MO
Lesley Rains, City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, Pittsburgh, PA
Kathy Burnette, The Brain Lair, South Bend, IN
Kristen Kessler, The Book Rack, Oak Harbor, WA
Isis Asare, Sistah Scifi, Oakland, CA
Consuelo Wilder, Book People, Austin, TX
Melanie Moore, The Book Bus, Cincinnati, OH
Jake Cumsky-Whitlock, Solid State Books, Washington, D.C.
Amy Thomas, Pegasus Books, San Francisco, CA
Emily Autenrieth, A Seat at the Table Books, Elk Grove, CA
Brien Lopez, Children's Book World, Los Angeles, CA
Grace Rajendran, University Book Store, Seattle, WA
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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.
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