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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15 Apr
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Independent Bookstore Day Postponed but Celebrating Virtually This Month

IBD will be doing a social media push about indie bookstores starting on April 19 and ending on the original celebration date of April 25.

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23 Mar
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Independent Bookstore Day Moves to August 29

Independent Bookstore Day, the national celebration of independent bookstores, will tentatively take place on August 29, 2020. Here are some important updates.

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04 Mar
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An Update on Independent Bookstore Day Merch and Promotions

Independent Bookstore Day, the national celebration of independent bookstores, will take place on April 25, 2020. Here are some important updates.

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27 Jan
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Orders Due February 3 for Independent Bookstore Day Special Items

Exclusive items this year come from Amor Towles, Ottessa Moshfegh, Jon Klassen, Dav Pilkey, Shea Serrano, and others. Bookstore Day shirts and tote bags are also available for ordering.

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24 Jan
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Ordering Underway for Independent Bookstore Day Special Items

Exclusive items this year come from Amor Towles, Ottessa Moshfegh, Jon Klassen, Dav Pilkey, Shea Serrano, and others. Booksellers have until February 3 to place their orders.

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15 Jan
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Independent Bookstore Day Catalog Now Live; Orders Due February 3

Booksellers have until February 3 to place their orders for limited-edition, literary-themed merchandise to sell in their stores on Independent Bookstore Day, April 25.

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08 Jan

Independent Bookstore Day Catalog to Go Live January 15

Booksellers will have until February 3 to place their orders for limited-edition, literary-themed merchandise to sell in their stores on Independent Bookstore Day, April 25.

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29 Oct

Important Independent Bookstore Day Dates and Deadlines

The 2020 Independent Bookstore Day, an all-day celebration of independent bookstores across the nation, will take place on April 25.

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09 Oct
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ABA Heads to MPIBA, NAIBA Trade Shows

Join ABA for the new education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success,” which focuses on how indie bookstores can make the most of the national celebration of independent bookselling.

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02 Oct
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Join ABA at the Fall Regional Trade Shows in October

The 2019 fall regional trade show season is underway, and this month, ABA staff will be attending shows in the New England, Heartland, Pacific Northwest, Mountains & Plains, and New Atlantic regions.

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23 Sep
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ABA Heads to SCIBA Trade Show

Join ABA staff on Friday, September 27, for the new education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success” as well as the session “Making the Most of ABA Membership.”  

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17 Sep
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ABA Heads to NCIBA Trade Show

Join ABA staff on Saturday, September 21, for the new education session “Independent Bookstore Day: Celebrate With Success.”

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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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