Independent Bookstore Day

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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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18 Aug
Independent Bookstore Day, August 29, 2020

Independent Bookstore Day Virtual Events to Feature Tayari Jones, Gene Luen Yang, Lauren Groff, and More

More than 630 stores are planning to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, August 29, and booksellers are invited to promote a range of virtual events to their customers.

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12 Aug
Independent Bookstore Day, August 29, 2020

What Booksellers Need to Know Ahead of Independent Bookstore Day

Join a webinar on how to sell event merch on IndieCommerce and IndieLite sites; review a video of an informational roundtable on Bookstore Day; promote the virtual events taking place on August 29; and access a variety of new imagery to share.

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05 Aug

Order Independent Bookstore Day Masks by August 6

Five new mask designs are available, but they must be ordered by Thursday, August 6, to ensure delivery by Independent Bookstore Day, August 29.

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29 Jul

Share Your Plans for Independent Bookstore Day

Independent Bookstore Day will take place on Saturday, August 29.

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21 Jul
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Independent Bookstore Day Masks and Mugs Now Available

Masks and mugs should be purchased by July 29 to ensure delivery by August 29, Independent Bookstore Day.

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08 Jul
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Order Additional Merch for Independent Bookstore Day by July 10

This year, booksellers are invited to sell the IBD merchandise on their websites beginning 10 days ahead of the event.

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21 Apr
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#VirtualBookstoreParty Kicks Off

Through April 25, the original date for the celebration of Independent Bookstore Day, booksellers are holding contests, creating book lists, and promoting the indie message.

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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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