|Store name (Please go to bottom of spreadsheet to add your information)||address||city||zip||state||email contact||party plans||website link|
|Fireside Books||720 S Alaska St||Palmer||99645||Alaskaemail@example.com||Fireside Books will begin our day with free Fly-Fishing lessons from the Maven of Fly Fishing in Alaska, Pudge Kleinkauf. She'll also be discussing and signing her new book, Rookie No More: The Flyfishing Novice Gets Guidance from a Pro. RAD Valley Women, an interactive display riffing off Kate Shatz's Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!, will continue for folks to add their favorite RAD women's names. We'll have Duck & Goose storytime, as well as participate in Litograph's World's Largest Tattoo Chain. We're saving the very best for last, with Barbara Lavallee - Alaska's most distinguished artist and children's books illustrator - who will sign her books and prints.||http://www.goodbooksbadcoffee.com/event/independent-bookstore-day-2016|
|Antigone Books||411 N 4th Ave||Tucson||85705||AZfirstname.lastname@example.org||Open 10am-9pm. Enter to win prizes (gift certificates as well as some of the idie day items). Free Book Buttons to anyone making a purchase that day. 20% off item of choice. Cake from an amazing local restaurant (2pm while it lasts)||www.antigonebooks.com|
|Vroman's Bookstore||695 E. Colorado Blvd.||Pasadena||91101||CAemail@example.com||At the Main Store: 10am: Storytime with Mr. Steve followed by a crafttime where kids can make their own books or bookmarks. We will have a prize wheel that people can spin. We will have giant coloring pages set up as a coloring wall that people can color on. From 12-1pm - Ask Chip Anything w/ author Chip Jacobs. At 11am Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeny will present & sign The Nest. At 1pm, Cameron Diaz will discuss and sign The Longevity Book. At the Hastings Ranch Location: A poetry slam at 5pm.||http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/indie-bookstore-day-featuring-cynthia-daprix-sweeney-cameron-diaz|
|UC San Diego Bookstore||9500 Gilman Drive||La Jolla||92093-0008||CAfirstname.lastname@example.org||Flash Fiction Contest, Authors of Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Dog, dog friendly event, Scott Paulson & The Teeny Tiny Pit Orchastra performances, Literary Costume Contest, Craft stations for coloring, making robots, creating mail art, Book Cover Art Contest, Scanvenger Hunts, Design Your Own Literary Drink at Perks Coffee Shop inside the bookstore, Mix and Match cover art to the book title game, Trivia with prizes all day, Story Time, Live Musicians, Art Journaling, and discounts on general books.||http://ucsandiegobookstore.com/c-446-author-events.aspx|
|The Library Store||630 W. 5th St||Los Angeles||90004||CAemail@example.com||Children's author and illustrator Laura Lacamara will be signing her book Dalia's Wondrous Hair at 11:30 am. There will be coloring sheets for kids as well. Then Stephen Gee, the author of Iconic Vision, will sign his brand new book about the Los Angeles Public Library at 2. We will also have the literary temp tattoos from litographs||www.lfla.org/store|
|The Booksmith||1644 Haight St||San Francisco||94117||CAfirstname.lastname@example.org||In honor of the third annual Independent Bookstore Day, Booksmith is celebrating all things print. With our partners at Papa Llama, SF’s letter press, greeting cards, and printmaking gurus, we’ll have supplies on hand for you to catch up on with your pen pals for Letter Writing Saturdays, as well as printmaking demonstrations and activities for all ages from 12-3PM.||http://www.booksmith.com/event/independent-bookstore-day|
|Kepler's Books||1010 El Camino Real||Menlo Park||94025||CAemail@example.com||Fun activities, crafts, coloring and treats for kids of all ages from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.|
> Make cool book covers for your favorite books,
> Decorate our “Indie Bookstore Day Coloring Banner.”
> Enjoy yummy cookies and drinks.
> Make “Book Cookie Catchers” with book recommendations inside.
> No-holds-barred literary trivia contest for adults, hosted by our booksellers.
> Glorious swag (we have a limited supply of these one-of-a-kind items).
|Green Apple Books on the Park||1231 9th Ave||San Francisco||94122||CAfirstname.lastname@example.org||11am How to Draw instructional lesson with illustrators Lisa Brown, Raina Telgemeier, and Green Apple's Ashley Despain / 1pm Unveil the world's smallest art installation (Lisa Swerling's Bookboxes) / 5pm French Consulate joins us for a ribbon cutting and wine & cheese reception for our new French Corner / 6pm The Psychologically Rigorous Believer Book Swap. We'll also have an in-store free throw shooting contest, trivia, giveaways of exclusive broadsides (featuring a poem by Mary Ruefle and a quote from Louise Erdrich), signed posters by Daniel Clowes, and more.|
|Green Apple Books||506 Clement Street||San Francisco||94118||CAemail@example.com||Free custom poems, lovingly composed and typed (4-6pm); author and illustrator of Rad American Women A to Z (2-3:30pm); Annie from 3 Fish Studios debuting the Literasry Map of San Francisco; free beer (noon until it runs out); free mimosas (1030am to 1130am courtesy of the Silent Book Club)||http://www.greenapplebooks.com/bookstore-day-items|
|Face in a Book||4359 Town Center Blvd.||El Dorado Hills||95762||CAfirstname.lastname@example.org||10 am Coffee & Croissants 11 am Brown Bag Books (grab bag) noon Literary Scavenger Hunt 1 pm Shakespeare performance by Vista del Lago High School Drama Club 2 pm Write with a Writer: Author Cindy Sample works on draft of her latest mystery w/ suggestions from customers 3 pm Read a Story/Read a Poem 4 pm Tea Time 5 pm Play Literary Heads-Up 6 pm Make bookmarks 7 pm Wind down the day w/ a glass of wine|
|Children's Book World||10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd.||Los Angeles||90064||CAemail@example.com||Lin Oliver Book Signing & Celebration of her new chapter book series, "The Fantastic Frame." At 2:30 p.m. FREE!||http://www.childrensbookworld.com/Calendar/calendar.htm#oliver|
|Bookshop Santa Cruz||1520 Pacific Ave||Santa Cruz||95060||CA||Nici McCown firstname.lastname@example.org||9:00 a.m.: Free coffee from Verve Coffee Roasters|
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Santa Cruz Shakespeare
presents family activities
2:30-4:30 p.m.: Museum of Art History’s
teen collaborative, Subjects to Change group activity
5:00-6:00 p.m.: Coloring Book Happy Hour
7:00-8:00 p.m.: Bookshop’s third annual Literary
Trivia Night with refreshments from Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
Plus All Day Fun:
Literary Scavenger Hunt
Raffles and Flash Prizes(Not yet publicly listed: Litograph Tattoo thing & a Flash Mob)
|Book Passage||51 Tamal Vista Blvd.||Corte Madera||94925||CAemail@example.com||Our Corte Madera store will be an all-ages bookstore carnival! Puppy adoptions from the Marin Humane Society; prize wheel; children's authors Mike Jung and Katherine Applegate reading their favorite picture books; children's author Bethanie Murgia singing a song with her daughter; face painting; snacks; musical performance from children's musican Megan; possible Curious George costumed character; Isabel Allende and Anthony Marra in conversation as part of Book Passage's 40th Anniversary special announcement at 2:00pm.||http://www.bookpassage.com/event/independent-bookstore-day-2016-come-celebrate-us|
|Tattered Cover Book Store Historic LoDo||1628 16th Street||Denver||80202||COfirstname.lastname@example.org||Limited edition items on sale beginning at 9:00 am, while supplies last. Join Litographs "World Largest Tattoo Chain" with free temporary tattoos. More to come!||www.tatteredcover.com|
|Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax Avenue||2526 E. Colfax Avenue||Denver||80206||COemail@example.com||Limited edition items on sale beginning at 9:00 am, while supplies last. Join Litographs "World Largest Tattoo Chain" with free temporary tattoos. More to come!||www.tatteredcover.com|
|Tattered Cover Aspen Grove||7301 S. Santa Fe Drive||Littleton||80120||CO||Limited edition items on sale beginning at 9:00 am, while supplies last. Join Litographs "World Largest Tattoo Chain" with free temporary tattoos. 1:00 pm: Paper Airplane Races -- Construct a champion paper airplane and compete in the adult or childrens' category for paper airplane glory! 7:00 pm: Teen Open Mic -- Sing, play an instrument, recite poetry, read an original work of fiction, do stand-up comedy, or anything else that they have a burning desire to share with the world.||www.tatteredcover.com|
|Maria's Bookshop||960 Main Avenue||Durango||81301||COfirstname.lastname@example.org||Open 9-9. Our popular Authors as Booksellers event will take place from 10-4.14+ local authors will be in-store. Giveaways and refreshments. Robert Alan Wendeborn & Andrew Allport Poetry Reading at 4:30 PM.||http://www.mariasbookshop.com/independent-bookstore-day-2016|
|CRYSTAL - Books and Gifts||439 Main Street||Grand Junction||81501||COemail@example.com||We will be hosting "Have Coffee with Local Authors" from 10:00am to noon in the store. We have committments of 18 authors currently. Along with the special products available, we will be giving away "Eat. Sleep. Read." Book Bag.||http://crystalbooksandgifts.com/upcoming_events.htm|
|Boulder Book Store||1107 Pearl Street||Boulder||80302||COfirstname.lastname@example.org||We'll be celebrating with unique bookish activities, drinks, snacks, games, and more! Children's Party from 1-3, Adult Party from 3-5||boulderbookstore.d7.indiebound.com/event/independent-bookstore-day|
|Wild Iris Books||22 SE 5th Ave, Ste D||Gainesville||32601||FLemail@example.com||Confirmed authors: Lauren Groff, Joe Haldeman, Tom Hart, Leela Corman, Sandra Lambert, William Hatfield and A. Denèe. Gift bags for the first 20 people who make a purchase.|
Performances throughout the day including poetry, music, live painting and a cooking demo.
Social justice fair with community organizations and vendors. Free HIV testing and counseling.
|The Bookshelf||126 S. Broad St||Thomasville||31792||GAfirstname.lastname@example.org||10:00 a.m. - Open, free Grassroots coffee for first 30 customers|
|Little Shop of Stories||133A East Court Square||Decatur||30030||GAemail@example.com||Elephant and Piggie Story Time and Character Visit 3pm, raffles and giveaways, localism display, snacks and drinks|
|Horton's Books & Gifts||410 Adamson SQ||Carrollton||30117||GAfirstname.lastname@example.org||all day poetry writing contest on a typewriter. Yes, you read that correctly, a typewriter. Paper airplanes contest, and a Jane Austen tea. blindfolded gift-wrapping race, and a chance to order our original book list (1892)||www.hortonsbooks.com|
|Plot Twist Bookstore||502 N Ankeny Blvd. #6||Ankeny||50023||IAemail@example.com||Sharing the day with Plot Twist's Grand Opening. Door prizes, food, Curious George storytime, local author book signing.||www.plottwistbookstore.com|
|Book World||550 S. Gear Ave. Westland Mall||West Burlington||52655||IAfirstname.lastname@example.org||11a-noon, Curious George reading hour; 11a-1p cake and punch served; 1p-3p author signing with Lyle Gibson (A Lifetime in Motion); 4p-5p Jane Austen afternoon tea (must RSVP, limited to 20 people). All day events: Literary photo booth, coloring, "Make a Monster" bookmark.||bookworldstores.com|
|Rediscovered Books||180 N. 8th St.||Boise||83702||ID||Laura DeLaney email@example.com||We will have a scavenger hunt throughout the store and the Saturday Morning Market, a coloring book contest for all ages, an Alice in Wonderland Tea Time with Leaf Tea House, beer tasting with a local brewery, and live music.||http://www.rdbooks.org/event/independent-bookstore-day|
|Rediscovered Books||180 N. 8th St||Boise||83702||IDfirstname.lastname@example.org||Book Quest for Kids,||www.rdbooks.org|
|The Bookstore||475 N. Main St.||Glen Ellyn||60137||ILemail@example.com (Jenny)||Curious George comes to visit at 10:30 and 12:30. Children's author and poet, Bob Raczka, will be reading and signing books at 11:00. Middle Grade author, Andrew Brumbach will sign books at 1:00. Blind date with a book donations to benefit Gle Ellyn CHildren's Resource Center. Food and treats all day long. Children's craft table and Curious George activities all day long. Quizzes, raffles, literary tattoos and tons of giveaways. And of course all the cool IBD merchandise.||http://www.justthebookstore.com/|
|The Book Cellar||4736-38 N Lincoln Ave||Chicago||60625||ILfirstname.lastname@example.org||11-12:30 Marc and Maureen Schulman and their book, "The Eli's Cheesecake Cookbook" and tastes. 12:30-2pm Celebrity bartenders serve from our Bloody Mary Bar. 2-4pm Delicious tastes from Spin-Spun cotton Candy. All Day: Draw for Discount, IBSD tattoo chain, specila gift bag for the first 10 people to spend $30 or more, Speicla IBSD merchandise.||http://www.bookcellarinc.com/event/independent-book-store-day|
|Bookends & Beginnings||1712 Sherman Ave, Alley #1||Evanston||60201||ILemail@example.com||10:30 am: Special Saturday Storytime with Rude Cakes (mini cakes will be served!); 11 am: Limited Edition IBD Merchandise Goes on Sale; 3:30 pm: Literary Quiz Bowl Grand prize $25 gift certificate, two $10 certificates for runners-up; 4:30 pm: Open Mic & Mocktails; ALL DAY: Vote for the slogan you most want to see on a Bookends & Beginnings T – shirt. All voters will be entered into a raffle for a $25 gift certificate to the store.||www.bookendsandbeginnings.com|
|Book World||2917 N. Vermilion, Village Mall||Danville||61832||ILfirstname.lastname@example.org||10:30a-2:30p Author signing with C.C. Wills; design a bookmark activity; coloring for kids||bookworldstores.com|
|Women & Children First||5233 N. Clark St.||Chicago||60640||ILemail@example.com||10 a.m. to Noon - Fresh coffee and donuts provided by the Coffee Studio! Spend $50 or more and receive a free Indie Bookstore Day tote bag while supplies last!|
12:30 - 2 p.m. Live Music and Free Food brought to you by Freda Love Smith! Freda and her husband, Jake Smith will play short set as The Mysteries of
Life from 12:30-1:15, then hang out to chat and sign Freda's memoir, Red Velvet Underground: A Rock Memoir with Recipes. Freda will also bring samples of "flexitarian" recipes from the book — mostly vegetarian but able to be adapted for any meat-eaters in the family.
4 p.m. - A not-to-be missed author conversation between Ana Castillo & Cyn Vargas. Ana and Cyn will be discussing Ana's new
essay collection, Black Dove: Mamá, Mi'jo, and Me. This collection looks at what it means to be a single, brown, feminist parent in a world of mass incarceration, racial profiling, and police brutality.
|Main Street Books||426 Main Street||Lafayette||47901||INfirstname.lastname@example.org||It's a party from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.! Balloons, free cookies, local authors, door prizes, in-store specials, exclusive merchandise, Duck & Goose story time, and fun with your local independent booksellers!||http://www.main-street-books.com/events.html|
|Kids Ink Children's Bookstore||5619 N. Illinois Street||Indianapolis||46208||INemail@example.com||Debuting new t-shirts, gift certificate giveaways, snacks and drinks|
|Viewpoint Books||548 Washington Street||Columbus||47201||INfirstname.lastname@example.org||We will introduce the new onweres of Viewpoint Books, play new Blue Orange games with children and families and have a book signing with local author William Spencer Miller||www.viewpointbooks.com|
|Carmichael's Kids||1313 Bardstown Rd.||Louisville||40204||KYemail@example.com||Carmichael's Kids will participate in the store-wide Rad American Women scavenger hunt, host a special IBD story time, have a Curious George-themed snack time, and other family-friendly activities.||http://www.carmichaelsbookstore.com/event/independent-bookstore-day-0|
|Carmichael's Bookstore||2720 Frankfort Ave./1295 Bardstown Rd.||Louisville||40206/40204||KYfirstname.lastname@example.org||Galley-giveaway, display of books that inspired Louisville's favorite local authors, giving away buttons and temporary tattoos, IBD crossword puzzle, Rad American Women scavenger hunt that send customers to our three locations, book signing and small bite with Chef Edward Lee, literary-themed refreshment hour with Sara Havens ), aka The Bar Belle (both at the Frankfort Ave. location). Participants who complete the Rad American Women scavenger hunt will be entered to win a gift card. Anyone who makes a purchase at one of our locations on IBD will be entered to win 2 tickets to our event "An Evening with Stephen King" where Mr. King will give a presentation and Q&A followed by a showing of Stand By Me.||http://www.carmichaelsbookstore.com/event/independent-bookstore-day-0|
|Porter Square Books||25 White St||Cambridge||2140||MAemail@example.com||Among the fun things we have planned for the day: Trivia (for adults) and a scavenger hunt (for kids). Booksellers dressed up as some of their favorite (dead) authors. Temporary tattoos from Litographs. Discounts at local businesses including Tags, Liquor World, Cambridge Naturals, Christopher's, Henry Bear's Park, and Mind's Eye Yarn. Local (live) authors including Julia Denos and Max Gladstone in conversation with (bookseller) dead authors. We'll also have stacks of ARCs (early copies of upcoming books that publishers send out to bookstores and reviewers so we can tell you that a new book is so amazing but you can't read it for another two months) available in exchange for donations to the Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center, which works with families in transitional housing.||http://www.portersquarebooks.com/event/independent-bookstore-day-0|
|Odyssey Bookshop||9 College Street||South Hadley||01075||Mafirstname.lastname@example.org||All day long exclusive IBD merchandise while supplies last. Odyssey Bookshop will be celebrating with Literary Trivia Contests, Storytimes, Coloring Book Stations for adults and kids, Shelfie Station to pose with your favorite book, Raffles, Homemade treats of assorted pastries and lemonade and a bookstore love graffiti wall.||www.odysseybks.com|
|Harvard Book Store||1256 Massachusetts Ave.||Cambridge||02138||MAemail@example.com||All day long: Blind Date with a Book, bookseller's "Biographies in Books," and Bookstore Selfie Station! Homemade cookies and other treats will be available and at 3pm we'll be raffling off a copy of Cook's Illustrated Baking Book. We're partnering up with 1369 Coffee House, Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage, and Grafton Street Pub for coffee, burgers, and drinks with an Indie Book Store twist! And once the store closes we'll be hosting our special After Hours at the Bookstore party featuring readings by special guests Samantha Hunt and Kelly Link, book browsing by flashlight, and a special 20% off discount on all purchases! Learn more about the After Hours party here: http://www.harvard.com/event/after_hours_at_the_bookstore/||http://www.harvard.com/event/independent_bookstore_day_2016/|
|Blue Bunny Bookstore||577 High Street||Dedham||2026||MAfirstname.lastname@example.org||Wendell and Florence Minor will be visiting to celebrate IBD at 2 p.m. Presentation and booksigning!||www.bluebunnybooks.com|
|Atomic Books||3620 Falls Rd||Baltimore||21211||MD||Rachel Whang email@example.com||Our bar will be open from 11am on with drink specials. We'll also be celebrating our 15th anniversary in our neighborhood of Hampden with a cake from Charm City Cakes. The anniversary celebration will start at 7pm. More info to come.|
|Fenton's Open Book||105 W. Shiawassee Ave||Fenton||48430||MIfirstname.lastname@example.org||Bubbles the Clown, selfies with Curious George, origami make and take bookmarks, Author book signing - Dave Anthony, Ed Hyde, Carol Palmatier, treats from 3 local restaurants at various times, popcorn, extra 10% off all sale items, pick a prize drawing, tell us Facebook secret phrase and get a book, come-back coupons, IBD special merchadise||http://fentonsopenbook.wix.com/main|
|SubText Bookstore||6 West Fifth Street||St. Paul||55102||MNemail@example.com||9-10 Exclusive Indie Bookstore Day products (!!! Neil Gaiman Coloring Book !!!) go on sale. We will also have coffee and donuts.||www.subtextbooks.com|
|SubText Bookstore||6 West Fifth Street||St. Paul||55102||MNfirstname.lastname@example.org||10-11 Children's story time with Bookseller Matt||www.subtextbooks.com|
|SubText Bookstore||6 West Fifth Street||St. Paul||55102||MNemail@example.com||12-2 Brian and Sherry Barnes play live acoustic music.||www.subtextbooks.com|
|SubText Bookstore||6 West Fifth Street||St. Paul||55102||MNfirstname.lastname@example.org||3-4 Özge Samanci, assistant professor at Northwestern University will present her graphic memoir, Dare to Disappoint. Her book received a Kirkus starred review and is a coming-of-age story, for readers grades 6 and up (adults too!) that discusses issues of her family's emigration from Turkey, self-creation, interfaith dialogue, and challenges the reader to make art.||www.subtextbooks.com|
|SubText Bookstore||6 West Fifth Street||St. Paul||55102||MNemail@example.com||6-7 Lizzie Davis, editorial assistant at Coffee House Press, amazing poet and musician, and all-around badass, will be playing music for us. (PS: I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS SHE IS INCREDIBLY TALENTED)||www.subtextbooks.com|
|SubText Bookstore||6 West Fifth Street||St. Paul||55102||MNfirstname.lastname@example.org||We are also partnering with other bookstores in the Twin Cities to celebrate #IBD2016:||www.subtextbooks.com|
|SubText Bookstore||6 West Fifth Street||St. Paul||55102||MNemail@example.com||Visit each of the stores featured in our Independent Bookstore Day passport and request a stamp. Collect all 10 stamps, take a picture of your completed stamps page, and tweet it to @MidwestBooks to receive a $10 gift certificate from all 10 participating stores. Visit 5 or more stores and receive a free bookstore poster by Kevin Cannon.||www.subtextbooks.com|
|Red Balloon Bookshop||891 Grand Ave||St Paul||55105||MN||Events@redballoonbookshop.com||All day long: eclusive merchandise while supplies last, pick up a Twin Cities IBD passport, join the in store scavenger hunt, pick up a scratch off card to win prizes, join Litograph's "World Largest Tattoo Chain" with free temporary tattoos, poetry on demand and enjoy our Patio Party with fun events including our "Neverending Story" , throw a worm at Nancy (from Ivy and Bean) and facepainting. Special events: 10:30 - Cookie Mouse storytime with cookies and milk, 1 pm the Ramsey Middle School Jazz Band, 3 pm Root Beer Garden opens on the patio, 4 pm costume contest with refreshements. And of course free balloons all day.||redballoonbookshop.com|
|Paperbacks and Pieces||429 Mankato Avenue||Winona||55987||MNfirstname.lastname@example.org||4 Author autograph sessions, A Color-Inn of free coloring from 10-12,Free May Basket making from 12-2, Scotch Tasting Party with food pairing (ticketed event) from 2-4, Duck and Goose party starts at 10:30 am. Litograph Tattoo Chain! Shakespearean Tragedy Language Survey! Book sales and IBD exclusive itmes. Also, free ARC with every $25 purchase.||www.paperbacksandpieces.com|
|Moon Palace Books||2820 E 33rd St||Minneapolis||55406||MNemail@example.com||Donuts and balloons. Free coffee at Peace Coffee for anyone wearing a Moon Palace Books t-shirt. Free stickers for those who show up on bike. New edition of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Independent Bookstore Map.||http://www.moonpalacebooks.com/event/independent-bookstore-day-2016|
|Magers & Quinn Booksellers||3038 Hennepin Ave. S.||Minneapolis||55408||MNfirstname.lastname@example.org||Free Nespresso (with raffle!) and doughnuts in the morning. We have sent out the call for an Indie Bookstore -themed writing contest with the chance to win a $50 Magers & Quinn giftcard (deadline for submission 4/22; our favs will be on display the last week of April and first week of May). Litographs tattoos. Michelle Leon will be reading at 7:00pm from her new book I Live Inside: Memoirs of a Babe in Toyland.||https://secure.magersandquinn.com/index.php?main_page=event|
|Book World||3015 Hwy 29S, Viking Plaza Mall||Alexandria||56308||MNemail@example.com||Adults coloring contest in choice of three mediums: Pencils, crayons, or markers, with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for each||bookworldstores.com|
|The Novel Neighbor||7905 Big Bend Blvd||St. Louis||63119||MOfirstname.lastname@example.org||Open 8-8. Marathon story time, bookish crafts, book characters, Literary tattoo chain, giveaways, Literary Cocktails/Mocktails Local artists & local food.||http://thenovelneighbor.com/|
|The Book House - St. Louis||7352 Manchester Rd||St. Louis||63143||MOemail@example.com||Open 10 to 10 Exclusive, Limited edition IBD merchandise and prints for sale while supplies last plus Door Prize Giveaways and Raffle, Used Book Sale, Scavenger Hunt, Curious George storytime, Alice in Wonderland Temporary Tattoo Chain, Open Mike Poetry, Coloring Book Meet and Greet, Rare book appraisals , Live music and locally brewed beer from Schlafly Bottleworks and Urban Chestnut||www.bookhousestl.com|
|Stonecrest Book & Toy||3797 Osage Beach Parkway||Osage Beach||65065||MO||Carmenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Stonecrest Book & Toy||3797 Osage Beach Parkway||Osage Beach||65065||MOemail@example.com||IBD merchandise for sale|
|Stonecrest Book & Toy||3797 Osage Beach Parkway||Osage Beach||65065||MOfirstname.lastname@example.org||11AM-1 PM Meet Clifford; Authors Dan Peek and Kent Van Landyt siging "A People's History of Lake of the Ozarks"|
|Stonecrest Book & Toy||3797 Osage Beach Parkway||Osage Beach||65065||MOemail@example.com||Coloring station for kids and adults!|
|Left Bank Books||399 N Euclid Ave||St. Louis||63108||MOfirstname.lastname@example.org||Special teatime following Storytime featuring LBB special blend tea and cookies. YA author Antony John will critique your British accent. Wine + Coloring Book Night, ticketed, featuring a custom coloring print. Special IBD postcards to send out or keep.|
|Country Bookshelf||28 West Main Street||Bozeman||59715||MT||Carson Evans email@example.com||We will have animals from our local shelter available to meet. We will also have therapy dogs for children to read to. Two local middle grade authors are leading a teen writing workshop. Still confirming names, but there will be about 10-12 authors at a big signing reception in the afternoon. Free food, of course. A staff member will be leading a book club on The Storied Life of AJ Fikry. We'll have local poets writing poetry on demand. There will be craft tables set up for kids. We're still waiting for confirmation, but hopefully we will have a mythologies class from the university come for an oral storytelling activity.||http://www.countrybookshelf.com/event/independent-bookstore-day-2016|
|The Regulator Bookshop||720 Ninth Street||Durham||27701||NC||RegulatorEvents@gmail.com||We will have hourly raffles from 11AM -- 6PM with merchandise donated by favorite Durham indie shops; we will have storytime from 10:30-- 11:15AM with local children's books authors (with quilts spread on the floor); we are inviting local parents and grandparents to bring their favorite kid's book to read aloud during story time; we will have a bakesale benefiting a local school; from 1PM-2:30PM we will have strolling musicians; we will also be stamping "Independent Booksellers of the Piedmont - NC" field guides (4 stamps wins an INDIE button; 8 stamps wins an IBOP*NC journal, a signed title by an NC author, and entry into a raffle for a $100 gift certificate); we will be accepting gently-used children's books for BOOKHARVEST (to redistribute to young readers in need); and of course, we'll be selling special day-only INDIE merchandise such as Neil Gaiman's coloring book and signed and numbered special editions by Kate DiCamillo. And we will be participating in Litograph's TATTOO CHAIN with a free "Alice in Wonderland" temporary tattoo give-away to customers.||www.regulatorbookshop.com|
|Spellbound Children's Bookshop||640 Merrimon Avenue||Asheville||28804||NC||Leslie Hawkins firstname.lastname@example.org||We'll have exclusive IBD merchandise for sale; our Saturday story time (11am) will have a local/independent theme; we'll have give-aways throughout the day of publisher goodies (stickers, posters, etc.). Store hours 11am-6pm.||http://www.spellboundchildrensbookshop.com/2016/03/20/independent-bookstore-day-2016/|
|Quail Ridge Books|
4381-105 Lassiter at North Hills
|Raleigh||27609||NCemail@example.com||The Independent Booksellers of Piedmont North Carolina(IBOP*NC) invite everyone to participate in a literary celebration of the strength of our community in an area with these diverse and thriving independent bookstores: The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, McIntyre’s Books in Fearrington, Page 158 Books in Wake Forest, Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, Regulator Bookshop and Letters Bookshop both in Durham, and Scuppernong Books in Greensboro. IBOP*NC is celebrating National Independent Bookstore Day with a Field Guide to the Independent Bookstores of Piedmont NC during the month of April, 2016.The bookstores are encouraging readers to use the field guide to start their Bookstore Life List (similar to a Bird Life List) and travel to each of the bookstores during the month of April to win prizes. The adventure culminates with a celebration at all of the stores on National Independent Bookstore Day, Saturday, April 30, 2016. Kicking off on April 1, and throughout the month of April, participants can travel to each of the independent stores, pick up a field guide, and get a stamp for dropping by each of the independent bookstores in the NC Piedmont. When participants get 4 stamps they receive an Independent Booksellers of the NC Piedmont (IBOP*NC) button. With all 8 stamps, bookstore explorers also receive an IBOP*NC limited edition logo journal, a hand selected signed book from one of our favorite North Carolina authors, and will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift certificate to their favorite IBOP*NC bookstore.||www.quailridgebooks.com|
|Novels & Novelties Bookstore||408 N Main Street||Hendersonville||28792||NC||Ftnhead1@att.net||2:30 Author of "Origins of the Dream" Jason Miller, and at 4:30 Unveiling party of our new logo||http://www.novelsandnovelties.com/menu.php|
|Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe||55 Haywood Street||Asheville||28801||NCfirstname.lastname@example.org||Outside on our large front windows we'll be attaching large sheets of paper inviting customers to write about WHY I LOVE MY LOCAL INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE. Inside, we'll be offering Poetry on Demand by about a dozen Asheville poets. The poems will be composed on a vintage Smith-Corona manual typewriter that belonged to our owner's father or written in long hand. We plan on plenty of photos both inside and outside for Twitter and facebook. We'll also be selling exclusive Independent Bookstore merchandise.||www.malaprops.com|
|Chapters Books & Gifts||548 Seward St.||Seward||68434||NEemail@example.com||Local Authors Signing Event faturing 15 area authors; Children's authors sign from 11 a.m.-noon; adult from 1-2:00 p,m.||www.sewardchapters.com|
|Toadstool Bookshop||222 West St, Colony Mill Marketplace||Keene||03431||NHfirstname.lastname@example.org||Eleven Granite State Poets reading from and talking about their works; raffle giveaways inclucing an Edgar Allan Poe figureine, a Teacup Toadstool Diorama, a larger terrarium Toadstool Diorama with our logo bookgnome reading in it, a small protective Bookgnome, and handstitched Toadstool bookmarks. 10% of each purchase that day will go to local charity Monadnock Buy Local; pastries being given out all day.|
|Gibson's Bookstore||45 South Main Street||Concord||03303||NHemail@example.com||ARC blind bags with purchase of $30 or more, while supplies last.|
|the Cloak & Dagger-Mysteries||349 Nassau Street||Princeton||08540||NJfirstname.lastname@example.org||www.thecloakanddagger.com|
|BookTowne||171 Main Street||Manasquan||08736NJ||NJ||bookTowne@aol.com||11 & 12 elementary students will read their creative writing pieces on making friends with children who are different; 1:00-3:00 storytime with Tom Noll who will do skits on recycling, 3-5:00 author Donna Cardello will sign copies of her new book; througout the day we will do drawings for galleys and award prizes; refreshments of course||www.booktowne.com|
|The Spotty Dog Books & Ale||440 Warren Street||Hudson||12534||NYemail@example.com||Sales of exclusive IBD merchandise all day. Bell's Oberon pint specials. 15% off books all day. 11:00 Curious George story hour. 8:00 guitar performance by Tashi Dorji & Marissa Anderson.||www.thespottydog.com|
|The Bookstore Plus||2491 Main Street||Lake Placid||12946||NYfirstname.lastname@example.org||- Exclusive Independent Bookstore Day merchandise for sale - A book shaped cake cutting ceremony at 2 PM - Local artist book release and signing event from 3 PM to 5 PM: Color Me Placid by Nip Rogers - Hourly giveaways from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, GRAND PRIZE $50 Bookstore Plus gift certificate! - Photography Contest: HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST|
1. 'Follow' and/or 'Like' The Bookstore Plus on Facebook + Instagram + Twitter
2. Post a photo from your visit at The Bookstore Plus on Independent Bookstore Day which is on the 30th of April
3. Use the hashtag #BookstoreDay and tag @thebookstoreplus to make sure we can find your photo
Two winners will be awarded $25 Gift Certificate to The Bookstore Plus.
Winners will be selected and notified by 4:00pm on Monday 5/2/16 ___________ Buy 1 tote for $14.95 or t-shirt for $18.95 and receive 1 coupon for 20% off your entire purchase on Independent Bookstore Day! To claim your 20% off, remember to bring your coupon with you on the day!
|Oblong Books & Music||6422 Montgomery Street||Rhinebeck||12572||NYemail@example.com||Free donuts in morning & free cookies in afternoon; pick a discount drawing with every purchase; galley box giveaway for those who take photo at store & share online / tag with #BookstoreDay & @OblongBooks; a display board where people can write down their favorite book and tag it to the board; Blind Date with a Book for charity; tattoo chain with Litograph.||http://www.oblongbooks.com/independent-bookstore-day-2016|
|Oblong Books & Music||26 Main Street||Millerton||12546||NYfirstname.lastname@example.org||Free donuts in morning & free cookies in afternoon; pick a discount drawing with every purchase; galley box giveaway for those who take photo at store & share online / tag with #BookstoreDay & @OblongBooks; a display board where people can write down their favorite book and tag it to the board; Blind Date with a Book for charity; tattoo chain with Litograph.||http://www.oblongbooks.com/independent-bookstore-day-2016|
|Greenlight Bookstore||686 Fulton Street||Brooklyn||11217||NYemail@example.com||All Day||Author Photo Booth:|
Get your photo taken with awesome authors in our festive photo booth! Strike a pose, get crazy with props, or get your favorite book in the picture. Participating authors (check our website for updated list and time slots):
Charles Bock (Alice & Oliver)
Rachel Cantor (Good on Paper)
Isaac Fitzgerald (Buzzfeed, Pen & Ink)
Ashley Ford (Guardian, Elle)
Tanwi Nandini Islam (Bright Lines)
Eileen Myles (I Must Be Living Twice)
Tiphanie Yanique (Land of Love and Drowning)
Authors with a musical bent take a turn in the DJ booth to set the party tone. Check the schedule on our website to catch your favorite selector!
Nelson George (The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture & Style)
Myla Goldberg (The False Friend)
Michael July (Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair)
Eric Morse (What Is Punk?)
Elissa Schappel (Blueprints for Building Better Girls)
Rob Sheffield (Love is a Mix Tape)
In the spirit of Draw Me!, one of the exclusive merchandise items available for Bookstore Day, Greenlight has invited talented artists, illustrators, and cartoonists to offer mini-workshops and sketching sessions! Kids and adults are welcome to try their hand at drawing, with all materials provided. Participating artists.
Abby Denson (Dolltopia)
David Gothard (Little Lola)
Kate Gavino (Last Night’s Reading)
Tad Hills (Duck & Goose: Let’s Dance!)
Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy)
|Greenlight Books||686 Fulton Street||Brooklyn||11217||NYfirstname.lastname@example.org||Author Photo Booth:Get your photo taken with awesome authors in our photo booth! Participating authors (check our website for updated list and time slots):Charles Bock (Alice & Oliver), Rachel Cantor (Good on Paper), Isaac Fitzgerald (Buzzfeed, Pen & Ink), Tanwi Nandini Islam (Bright Lines), nd others TBA|
Authors and other musically-minded creative folks take a turn in the DJ booth to set the party tone. Check the schedule on our website to catch your favorite selector! Eric Morse (What Is Punk?), others TBA
In the spirit of Draw Me!, one of the exclusive merchandise items available for Bookstore Day, Greenlight has invited talented artists, illustrators, and cartoonists to offer mini-workshops on how to draw their favorite characters! Kids and adults are welcome to try their hand at drawing, with all materials provided. Participating artists (check our website for updated list and time slots): Abby Denson (Dolltopia), Kate Gavino (Last Night’s Reading), Tad Hills (Duck & Goose: Let’s Dance!), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), others TBA
|Colgate Bookstore||3 Utica Street||Hamilton||13346||NYemail@example.com||Coloring for Grown-ups! Stop in for some coloring therapy! Coloring pages and supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own. Snacks and hot chocolate will be available from 11am - 2pm. Plus, there will be drawings for free coloring books, free book giveaways, and limited edition items for sale.||www.colgatebookstore.com|
|Buffalo Street Books||415 N. Cayuga St.||Ithaca||14850||NYfirstname.lastname@example.org||For Independent Bookstore Day we will be celebrating with Exclusive IBD merch and swag! Hosting Poets Jay Deshpande, Marina Blitshteyn, and Sam Ross from 12:30-2pm |
Next up Authors Bob Proehl & Karen Joy Fowler from 2-3:30pm
and also Author Ken Wishnia from 4-5:30pm We are also part fo the tattoo chain put on by the good folks at Litographs. Plus the Spring Writes Literary Festival is going on in town (and in our store)
|Astoria Bookshop||31-29 31st St.||Astoria||11106||NYemail@example.com||8pm- Grand prize drawing||www.astoriabookshop.com|
|The Booksellers on Fountain Square||505 Vine Street, 1st Floor||Cincinnati||45202||OHfirstname.lastname@example.org||Triple Author Meet and Greet 11:00 am to 12:30 pm with Ken Williamson, J.S. Bailey, and Reginald Tomas Lee. / All local interest books 20% off / Giveaway of three $25 gift cards for the three most accurate guesses of how many books we have inside our store.|
|The Booksellers At Austin Landing||3649 Rigby Road||Miamisburg||45342||OHemail@example.com||11AM - Lil’ Flyer Storytime and Selfies with Curious George||https://www.facebook.com/thebooksellersAL|
|The Book Loft of German Village||631 S.Third St||Columbus||43206||OHfirstname.lastname@example.org||Coupon for 25% off total purchase for our newsletter subscribers., no-purchase neccesary drawing for 6 collectible items, caricature artist in the courtyard, an event with Columbus' most successful Indy Children's author Wolfgang Parker, and much more!||www.bookloft.com|
|Appletree Books||12419 Cedar Road||Cleveland Heights||44106||OHemail@example.com||Throughout the day:|
Appletree and other independent bookstores in the Cleveland area are offering an Independent Bookstore Passport for the day, with support from Brews and Prose, a monthly reading series at Market Garden Brewery; Belt Publishing, publisher of Belt Magazine and the forthcoming The Cleveland Neighborhood Guidebook; and Literary Cleveland, which builds a strong community of writers and readers Northeast Ohio through classes, workshops, readings, and other events. Customers can get their passports stamped at each shop they visit. Holders of filled passports will get a special gift at the day’s end.
Exclusively for Appletree: Bookmarks designed especially for Appletree by local artists Letterpress Jess, Jamey Christoph, and Tiffany Laufer, as well as new journals with our store logo.
Just for the day: “Heirloom Greetings by Shelly Louise,” one-of-a-kind greeting cards crafted with vintage ephemera. Shelly Louise Bishop generally sells her work only at Gestures Art Gallery in Rocky River and at The Cleveland Flea. We’re thrilled to be able to sell her work on the East side for the day!
New items: Miniature book necklaces by Peg and Awl; capacious book totes by Gibbs Smith.
2-4 pm: Tricia Springstubb will talk with young readers and sign copies of Cody and the Fountain of Happiness, now in paperback, and its new sequel, Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe (both from Candlewick Press).
5-6 pm: Closing party and raffle. We will offer light refreshments and raffle off signed books and other goodies. Customers must be present to win.
|Jan's Paperbacks||18095 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy||Aloha||97003||ORfirstname.lastname@example.org||Jan's Paperbacks will be celebrating Independent Bookstore Day with in-store specials, free cookies and a book signing with Contemporary & Historical Romance author Darcy Burke, and Women's Ficiton author Courtney Pierce from 11am to 2pm.||http://www.janspaperbacks.com/event-created/day/2016-04-30|
|Whistlestop Bookshop||129 W. High Street||Carlisle||17013||PAemail@example.com||Whistlestop is pleased to present our biggest Independent Bookstore Day celebration yet!|
We will be kicking off the day with free baked goods and coffee from a local bakery and coffee roaster. Later on in the day we will be serving a surprise limited edition, custom-made Whistlestop Bookshop item!
We will also be featuring readings and appearances by nationally renowned writers: Kim van Alkemade (Orphan #8) http://kimvanalkemade.com/ , Susan Perabo (Why They Run the Way They Do, Who I Was Supposed to Be) http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Susan-Perabo/1440845 , and Amy Bates (Ketzel the Cat who Composed, Beach House) http://www.amybates.com/ .
To cap it all off we will have a great local jazz band, The EP Project, playing in and around the store, as well as a raffle and Instagram giveaway contest. We will have a table dedicated to a blind date with a book! More details to come!
In addition to all of these fun, and exclusively Whistlestop activities, we will also be participating in the exclusive Indie Bookstore Day deals!
Step into the Whistlestop Bookshop universe and get swept away in the personalized magic of indie bookstores on April 30th!
|The Midtown Scholar Bookstore||1302 N. 3rd St.||Harrisburg||17102||PAfirstname.lastname@example.org||The Midtown Scholar bookstore will be celebrating Indie Bookstore Day with a special display of all our wonderful, Indie Bookstore swag! We're super excited about the literary tea towels. :-) We will also be having a book talk and signing by Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, author of 50 Great American Places from 4-6pm.||Midtown Scholar Events Calendar|
|The Doylestown Bookshop||16 S. Main Street||Doylestown||18901||PAemail@example.com||11:00 AM|
Story time and Activities with Duck & Goose based on author and illustrator Tad Hills' picture book series.
|Newtown Bookshop||2835 S. Eagle Rd||Newtown||18940||PAfirstname.lastname@example.org||Store-wide promotions, limited edition items for sale, raffles, refreshments. Children's Author Lauren Magaziner "Pilfer Academy" will be talking about her books and leading the kids in a craft at 1:00pm. All are welcome.|
|Let's Play Books!||379 Main St.||Emmaus||18049||PAemail@example.com||All day specials and raffle prizes. Members Only 30 minute private shopping 9:30am. 11am - author story time, Joe McGee, his 4 favorites! 1pm - A visit and photo op with character, CHASE, from Paw Patrol. 3 - 5pm, new website reveal and purchasing demo.|
|Chester County Book Company||967 Paoli Pike||West Chester||19380||PAfirstname.lastname@example.org||Free coffee & cookies while supplies last|
Free tote bags for the first 30 people in line.
Free “Blind Date with a Book” choice of adult, young adult, or middle grade book with any purchase of $25 or more – one per customer while supplies last.
All day coloring craft for ALL ages – help us color the entire giant Happy Potter coloring page!
Free Children’s Give-a-ways while supplies last.
7:00 pm – Jim Breslin hosts an author Story Slam. "Booklove" by West Chester Story Slam and Brandywine Valley Writers Group. Beer & Pretzels will be served.
Join local writers/storytellers as they share their dramatic, funny, and entertaining personal stories about how books have changed their lives. Jim Breslin, Cynthia Angst, Jorgen Flood, Veronica Redd and Peter Cunniffe share their inspirations for becoming writers/storytellers, as well as memories of their favorite books, meeting their favorite authors, stumbling into amazing bookstores, and more.
|Aaron's Books||35 E. Main Street||Lititz||17543||PAemail@example.com||April 30 will be a BIG day at Aaron’s Books! We are official participants in the 2nd Annual Indie Bookstore Day. We will have sales, exclusive items for sale, and a huge prize drawing. ALSO we are now a Preferred Partner with Geek & Sundry and will have all new exclusive games and prizes for gamers as part of the 3rd annual International Tabletop Day.||http://aaronsbooks.com/indie-bookstore-international-tabletop-day/|
|Joe's Place Bookstore||640 S. Main St.||Greenville||29607||SCfirstname.lastname@example.org||Open 10am-9pm. Nipper's birthday party, literary tattoo chain, get 20% off for an entire year, Al Waton singing with his guiter at 6:30pm||http://www.joesplacellc.com/event/indie-bookstore-day/|
|Fiction Addiction||1175 Woods Crossing Rd #5||Greenville||29607||SC||Jill Hendrix, email@example.com||9am: Opening early, serving birthday cake for store's anniversary, donating a book to Greenville Literacy for every customer in the store between 9-10am. 10:30am: Duck & Goose storytime. 3:30pm: Ticketed ($28, includes a copy of Glory Over Everything) book talk with Kathleen Grissom, with perks for the book club that has the most members attend. 7pm: Free launch party for Gil Allen's new book, The Final Days of Great American Shopping. Bonus: Customers who have their "passport" stamped at all 7 participating Upstate SC indie bookstores (BookQuest, The Booksmith, Fiction Addiction, The Hub City Bookshop, Joe's Place, M. Judson Booksellers & Storytellers, Poor Richard's Booksellers) on IBD will get a 20% year-long discount valid at each of the participating stores.||http://live-timely-i09kj6eb.time.ly/event/independent-bookstore-day-featuring-kathleen-grissom-and-gil-allen/|
|The Twig Book Shop||306 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 106||San Antonio||78215||TXfirstname.lastname@example.org||Open 9:00am-8:00pm. The wild and wacky Miss Anastasia will have a free children's event with the Skippyjon Jones costume character.||http://www.thetwig.com/event/miss-anastasia-costume-character-visit-skippyjon-jones|
|The King's English Bookshop||1511 South 1500 East||Salt Lake City||84105||UTemail@example.com||11am-Duck & Goose Storytime 1-3pm Author Trivia with 12 local authors. Local restaurants on our block offering IBD giveaways or discounts. Literary tattoo chain. 20% recip discount with another indy in SLC, Weller Book Works||http://www.kingsenglish.com/event/independent-bookstore-day-0|
|Winchester Book Gallery||185 North Loudoun Street||Winchester||22601||VAfirstname.lastname@example.org||April 30th is also the 89th Annual Apple Blossom Saturday (www.thebloom.com) which brings more than 20,000 people to our town! We are excited to start our party at 10am with hourly giveaways, a Favorite Classics Wall (for drawing, listing and sharing), Community Zen Quilt (for everyone to color a block), Bloomin’ Branches (crafting blooms for our tree), Poetry Mic Corner (read, recite, perform) Literary Trivia (categories for everyone and a fabulous grand prize), and Hourly Giveaways (books, pie, posters, cookies, and more)! We’re looking for another amazing Independent Bookstore Day!||http://www.winchesterbookgallery.com/event/independent-bookstore-day|