“Independent Bookstore Day has become a really important day on the annual bookstore calendar, and it’s clear from the reports we’ve heard that it continues to grow,” said American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher.
The catalog includes literary tea towels with quotes from Gertrude Stein and Louisa May Alcott, an On the Come Up journal from Angie Thomas, lapel pins of Toni Morrison, Neil Gaiman, and Margaret Atwood, and more.
Booksellers have until February 1 to place their orders for limited-edition merchandise, including signed editions from Chuck Palahniuk and Andrea Beaty, an exclusive vinyl from Charles Bukowski, and more.
New Orleans bookstores celebrate Independent Bookstore Day; Mysterious Galaxy opens outpost; Bienville Books sold; Elizabeth Jordan named BookPeople CEO; Doylestown Bookshop, Main Street Books mark anniversaries; Village Books gets new café; Vroman’s partners with local magazine; Lonely Planet features top children’s bookstores; Local news highlights bookstores in D.C., the Bronx, Cape Cod, and Albany, New York
The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.
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.