Independent Bookstore Day Moves to August 29

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Independent Bookstore Day logoDue to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), Independent Bookstore Day (IBD), the national celebration of independent bookstores, will now take place on Saturday, August 29, 2020. 

The new date remains tentative as IBD and ABA monitor the situation.

Bookstore Day orders will not ship until it is confirmed that the event is happening. Booksellers will not be charged or invoiced until orders ship.

The Shea Serrano title Basketball (And Other Things) has been postponed by Abrams until October, so that item will be automatically deleted from orders.

Bookstore Day will be promoting a campaign to support independent bookstores around the original celebration date, April 25, in an effort to boost public enthusiasm for Bookstore Day and books.

Visit the Independent Bookstore Day website to learn more about the annual event; the “For the Trade” section includes a handy month-by-month planning guide, bookseller info and FAQs, and more. Watch Bookselling This Week in the coming weeks for more information about Independent Bookstore Day, or sign up for the IBD newsletter.