Independent Bookstore Day

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20 Jan

Sign Up Now to Participate in Independent Bookstore Day

Booksellers have until February 5 to sign up to participate in Independent Bookstore Day (April 24) and/or place orders for special literary-themed merchandise to sell during the event. 

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12 Jan

Independent Bookstore Day Catalog of Exclusives Goes Live January 15

The catalog of exclusive, literary-themed items will go live on the Independent Bookstore Day website on Friday, January 15. Booksellers have until Friday, February 5, to submit their orders.

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06 Jan
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Independent Bookstore Day Scheduled for April 24

The catalog of exclusive, literary-themed items will go live on the Independent Bookstore Day website on Friday, January 15. Booksellers have until Friday, February 5, to submit their orders.

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05 Oct
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October 26 Deadline for Independent Bookstore Day Logo Design Submissions

Proposed designs should work well horizontally and vertically, and capture the spirit of independent bookstores. A $500 prize is up for grabs.

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28 Sep
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Independent Bookstore Day Launches Logo Design Contest

Submissions are due by Monday, October 26, and the winner will receive $500. The contest is open to anyone who wishes to submit.

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08 Sep
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08 Sep

Watch Independent Bookstore Day Author Events Anytime

Booksellers can share with customers recordings of all of the author events that took place on Independent Bookstore Day, August 29.

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08 Sep
Independent Bookstore Day, August 29, 2020

Independent Bookstore Day Survey Responses Due September 10

ABA is asking the 600+ bookstores that participated in Independent Bookstore Day on August 29 to share feedback about the event.

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02 Sep

Booksellers Celebrate Virtually, In-Person for Sixth Annual Independent Bookstore Day

Stores used this Independent Bookstore Day to celebrate community and a love of reading both in-person and online. 

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26 Aug

Indies Prepare to Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day Virtually, In-Person

“It’s a special time to be a locally owned, independent bookstore,” said Jennifer Massotti of Barrington Books, whose store will be celebrating on August 29. “We look forward to sharing the spotlight with the communities we serve.”

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About ABA

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.

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