Watch Independent Bookstore Day Author Events Anytime

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Booksellers are invited to share the videos of the many author events that were held on Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) on August 29. A video of each event is available on the Independent Bookstore Day website, including:

Kids’ and YA events:

  • Lisa Brown drawing class from Goldfish Ghost
  • Gene Luen Yang (Dragon Hoops) graphic novel discussion and tips
  • Middle Grade Fun with Renee Watson (Ways to Make Sunshine) and illustrator Nina Mata (I Promise) with moderator Isaac Fitzgerald (How to Be a Pirate)
  • Feminist, Fantasy YA with Kat Cho (Wicked Fox and Vicious Spirits), Rena Barron (Kingdom of Souls and Reaper of Souls), and Rebecca Kim Wells (Shatter the Sky).

Adult events:

  • An Evening With the New Yorker’s Ann Goldstein and Mary Norris for Elena Ferrante’s New Novel, The Lying Life of Adults
  • Amor Towles reading and discussing his book You Have Arrived at Your Destination
  • Writing the West with Reyna Grande (The Distance Between Us), Lauren Francis-Sharma (Book of the Little Axe), and Rishi Reddi (Passage West: A Novel)
  • Telling the Stories of the Pandemic: All-star Author Panel from Alone Together: Stories of Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19 (all profits from the book benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation)
  • Bookstore Day Ambassador Showcase with Lauren Groff (Fates & Furies and Florida) and Emma Straub (All Adults Here)

Visit the Independent Bookstore Day website to learn more about the annual event and check out the September 2 Bookselling This Week report on store celebrations.