Independent Bookstore Day

24 Jul
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Sign Up to Join ABA’s July 25 Marketing Meetup

In the first of two meetups on how to organize and market multi-store events, bookseller speakers will focus on Independent Bookstore Day and how regional businesses put together bookstore crawls and passports. 

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17 Jul
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American Booksellers Association to Take Over Management of Independent Bookstore Day

At the fall regional trade shows, ABA will host an educational program that will offer an overview of the event and tips from booksellers who have successfully made the best of the national celebration.

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17 Jul
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Sign Up to Join ABA’s Marketing, Technology Meetups

These live online discussions feature expert booksellers sharing tips, tricks, advice, and insight with attendees.

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01 May

Fifth Annual Independent Bookstore Day a Nationwide Success

“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.

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23 Apr

Booksellers Count Down to Independent Bookstore Day

Booksellers around the country are preparing for the fifth annual Independent Bookstore Day, to take place this Saturday, April 27.

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17 Apr

Independent Bookstore Day Merchandise on Its Way to Stores

Shipments of exclusive, literary-themed merchandise began this week and will arrive at participating stores in time for Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 27.

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16 Apr

Cape & Islands Bookstore Trail to Launch on April 27

Beginning this Independent Bookstore Day, readers are invited to visit 20 bookstores across Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket as part of an event organized by Massachusetts booksellers.

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10 Apr
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Booksellers Across the Country Prepare for Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday, April 27, will mark the fifth annual Independent Bookstore Day, a one-day party taking place at indie bookstores nationwide.

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14 Mar

2019 Interactive Independent Bookstore Day Map Goes Live

Readers can now search an interactive map featuring more than 575 bookstores that will be selling special literary-themed merch on April 27, Independent Bookstore Day.

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06 Mar

Gear Up for Independent Bookstore Day

With less than two months to go until Independent Bookstore Day, April 27, here are some tips for how participating stores can start spreading the news.

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25 Feb

Independent Bookstore Day Announces Tayari Jones as 2019 Author Ambassador

The fifth annual event will be celebrated at more than 575 participating independent bookstores across the country on Saturday, April 27.

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22 Feb

MIBA Brings Back Indie Bookstore Roadmap for 2019 Bookstore Day

This year’s map will encourage customers to post pictures of themselves in a featured bookstore.

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28 Jan
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Independent Bookstore Day Orders Due February 1

Booksellers have just a couple more days to place their orders for exclusive, literary-themed items for this year’s celebration of Independent Bookstore Day.

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24 Jan
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Ordering Underway for Independent Bookstore Day Special Items

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.

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16 Jan
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Independent Bookstore Day Ordering Opens

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.

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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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