Independent Bookstore Day

Countdown to Independent Bookstore Day: April 27, 2024

One Day. Fifty States. Over a Thousand Bookstores.


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.


Sign up for Indie Bookstore Day Newsletters ›      Recent Indie Bookstore Day Newsletters ›

How to Participate


1. Be an ABA Member

This event is for booksellers who belong to the American Booksellers Association and their regional independent booksellers association. Find regional contact information at the bottom of the membership page.


2. Sign Up

  • To purchase the exclusives and be included on the searchable map, sign ups are open October 23–November 13, 2023. You must purchase a minimum of 20 items (individually or bulk packaged — a bulk packaged item counts as one) in order to receive the freebies like bookmarks and stickers. Blackwing pencils and T-shirts do not count towards the 20-item minimum.
  • To only be included on the searchable map without any purchases, sign-ups are open October 23, 2023–March 31, 2024.



3. Celebrate on Independent Bookstore Day

Plan an in-store or online celebration for April 27, 2024. We’ve compiled lots of ideas below and from what bookstores have planned in past years.


2024 Assets


Independent Bookstore Day 2024 Logo2024 Logos, Posters & Graphics for Promoting

Now Available (and more coming)!

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

Logos, Posters, + Graphics ›

Exclusives Product Images ›


Independent Bookstore Day Catalog 2024Indie Bookstore Day 2024 Catalog

Now Available!

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

View Catalog ›





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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
Britt Camacho, DEIA & Communications Senior Copy Editor


Advisory Committee

Miranda Sanchez, Epilogue Books Chocolate Brews, Chapel Hill, NC
Joelle Herr, The Bookshop, Nashville, TN
Ryan Clark, Gibson's Bookstore, Concord, NH
Allison Senecal, Old Firehouse Books, Fort Collins, CO
Terri LeBlanc, Swamp Fox Bookstore and Swamp Fox Kids, Marion, IA
Kathy Burnette, The Brain Lair, South Bend, IN
Isis Asare, Sistah Scifi, Oakland, CA
Consuelo Wilder, Book People, Austin, TX
Lauren Puckette, Birch Tree Bookstore, Leesburg, VA
Claire Bone, Wild Sisters Book Company, Sacramento, CA
Eileen McCormick, Green Apple Books, San Francisco, CA
Teri Den Herder, UC San Diego Bookstore, San Diego, CA
Kimberly Brock, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH
Lily Taliaferro, Eagle Harbor Book Co., Bainbridge Island, WA
Andrew Devrell, Books on the Square, Providence, RI










ABRAMS • Andrews McMeel Publishing • Blackwing • Chronicle Books • Diamond Book Distributors • HarperCollins • HarperCollins Children’s Books • Holiday House • Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group • Out of Print • Rebel Girls • The Quarto Group • Scholastic • Unnamed Press • The YGS Group


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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