Independent Bookstore Day

One Day. Fifty States. Hundreds Of Bookstores. Join The Celebration!

This national one-day party held the last Saturday in April celebrates independent bookstores across the country online and in-store. Through exclusive books and literary items, contests, cupcakes, and everything in between, it’s a party you don’t want to miss!

Booksellers, sign-up to receive email communication about preparing for Independent Bookstore Day through the Email Subscriptions tab on your Member Dashboard.

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This year, New York Times bestselling author Angie Thomas will serve as the 2022 spokesperson for Independent Bookstore Day!

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For Bookstores

Information and resources about participating, celebration ideas, and important dates.

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For Publishers & Authors

Information about submitting ideas, sponsoring, and sharing on social media.

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Independent Bookstore Day Catalog 2022Logos & Graphics for Promoting

Find multiple versions of the IBD logo, posters, social media assets to share, and suggested copy for captions and newsletters.

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Independent Bookstore Day Catalog 2022IBD 2022 Catalog

A detailed packet of all the exclusives for Independent Bookstore Day including freebies and items for adults and kids.

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Staff & Contributors

Courtney Wallace, Independent Bookstore Day Program Director
Joy Dallanegra-Sanger, ABA COO
Melissa Napolitano, Designer
Ryan Quinn, Member Relations Manager
Courtney Grasso, IndieCommerce Support Specialist
Sara Lacey Graham, Executive Assistant
Kate Brennan, Membership & Data Coordinator
Jessica Stauffer, Program Manager


Advisory Committee

Candice Huber, Tubby & Coo's, New Orleans, LA
Luis Correa, Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA
Michael Herrmann, Gibson's Bookstore, Concord, NH
Christina Ciampa, All She Wrote Books, Somerville, MA
Bettina Dirks, Magic City Books, Tulsa, OK
Donya Craddock, The Dock Bookshop, Fort Worth, TX
Alyson Turner, Source Books, Detroit, MI
Melanie Moore, The Book Bus, Cincinnati, OH
Rebekah Rine, Watermark Books, Wichita, KS
Riley Jay Davis, Next Chapter, St. Paul, MN
Lea Bickerton, The Tiny Bookstore, Pittsburgh, PA
Jake Cumsky-Whitlock, Solid State Books, Washington, D.C.
Tameka Blackshir, Book Soup, Los Angeles, CA
Amy Thomas, Pegasus Books, San Francisco, CA
Emily Autenrieth, A Seat at the Table Books, Elk Grove, CA
Brien Lopez, Children's Book World, Los Angeles, CA
Grace Rajendran, University Book Store, Seattle, WA






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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