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Fireside Books720 S Alaska StPalmer99645Alaska barbara@goodbooksbadcoffee.comFireside 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 Books411 N 4th AveTucson85705AZtrudy@antigonebooks.comOpen 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 Bookstore695 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena91101CAjramos@vromansbookstore.comAt 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 Bookstore9500 Gilman DriveLa Jolla 92093-0008CAbookorders@ucsd.eduFlash 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 StLos Angeles 90004CAlibrarystore@lfla.orgChildren'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 litographswww.lfla.org/store
The Booksmith1644 Haight StSan Francisco94117CAwhitney@booksmith.comIn 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 Books1010 El Camino RealMenlo Park94025CAcaitlin@booksmith.comFun 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 Park1231 9th AveSan Francisco94122CAsparks@greenapplebooks.com11am 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 Books506 Clement StreetSan Francisco94118CApete@greenapplebooks.comFree 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 Book4359 Town Center Blvd.El Dorado Hills95762CAinfo@getyourfaceinabook.com10 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 World10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd.Los Angeles90064CAcbwchildrensbooks@gmail.comLin 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 Cruz1520 Pacific AveSanta Cruz95060CANici McCown bookshopweb@gmail.com9:00 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:
Prize Wheel
Literary Scavenger Hunt
Photo Booth
Raffles and Flash Prizes(Not yet publicly listed: Litograph Tattoo thing & a Flash Mob)
Book Passage51 Tamal Vista Blvd.Corte Madera94925CAzruskin@bookpassage.comOur 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 LoDo1628 16th StreetDenver80202CObooks@tatteredocver.comLimited 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 Avenue2526 E. Colfax AvenueDenver80206CObooks@tatteredocver.comLimited 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 Grove7301 S. Santa Fe DriveLittleton80120COLimited 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 Bookshop960 Main AvenueDurango81301COroger@mariasbookshop.comOpen 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 Gifts439 Main StreetGrand Junction81501COinfo@crystalbooksandgifts.comWe 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 Store1107 Pearl StreetBoulder80302COstephanies@boulderbookstore.comWe'll be celebrating with unique bookish activities, drinks, snacks, games, and more! Children's Party from 1-3, Adult Party from 3-5boulderbookstore.d7.indiebound.com/event/independent-bookstore-day
Wild Iris Books22 SE 5th Ave, Ste DGainesville32601FLerica@wildirisbooks.comConfirmed 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 Bookshelf126 S. Broad StThomasville31792GAannie@bookshelfthomasville.com10:00 a.m. - Open, free Grassroots coffee for first 30 customers
Little Shop of Stories133A East Court SquareDecatur30030GAdiane@littleshopofstories.comElephant and Piggie Story Time and Character Visit 3pm, raffles and giveaways, localism display, snacks and drinks
Horton's Books & Gifts410 Adamson SQCarrollton30117GAstore@hortonsbooks.comall 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 Bookstore502 N Ankeny Blvd. #6Ankeny50023IAmary@plottwistbookstore.comSharing the day with Plot Twist's Grand Opening. Door prizes, food, Curious George storytime, local author book signing.www.plottwistbookstore.com
Book World550 S. Gear Ave. Westland MallWest Burlington52655IAlmacleod@bookworldstores.com11a-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 Books180 N. 8th St.Boise83702IDLaura DeLaney delaney.rdbooks@gmail.comWe 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 Books180 N. 8th StBoise83702ID rdbooks1@gmail.comBook Quest for Kids, www.rdbooks.org
The Bookstore475 N. Main St.Glen Ellyn60137ILjustbook475@yahoo.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 Cellar4736-38 N Lincoln AveChicago60625ILwords@bookcellarinc.com11-12:30 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 & Beginnings1712 Sherman Ave, Alley #1Evanston60201ILnina@bookendsandbeginnings.com10:30 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 World2917 N. Vermilion, Village MallDanville61832ILlmacleod@bookworldstores.com10:30a-2:30p Author signing with C.C. Wills; design a bookmark activity; coloring for kidsbookworldstores.com
Women & Children First5233 N. Clark St. Chicago60640IL wcfsarah@gmail.com10 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 Books426 Main StreetLafayette47901INmainstreetbookslafayette@gmail.comIt'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 Bookstore5619 N. Illinois StreetIndianapolis46208INkidsink@indy.netDebuting new t-shirts, gift certificate giveaways, snacks and drinks
Viewpoint Books548 Washington StreetColumbus47201INviewpointbooks@tls.netWe 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 Millerwww.viewpointbooks.com
Carmichael's Kids1313 Bardstown Rd.Louisville 40204KYkelsey@carmichaelsbookstore.comCarmichael'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 Bookstore2720 Frankfort Ave./1295 Bardstown Rd.Louisville 40206/40204KYkelsey@carmichaelsbookstore.comGalley-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 Books25 White StCambridge2140MAinfo@portersquarebooks.comAmong 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 Bookshop9 College StreetSouth Hadley01075Majoan@odysseybks.comAll 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.
Harvard Book Store1256 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge02138MAinfo@harvard.comAll 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 Bookstore577 High StreetDedham2026MAjanet@bluebunnybooks.comWendell and Florence Minor will be visiting to celebrate IBD at 2 p.m. Presentation and booksigning!www.bluebunnybooks.com
Atomic Books3620 Falls RdBaltimore21211MDRachel Whang rachel@atomicbooks.comOur 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 Book105 W. Shiawassee AveFenton48430MIfentonsopenbook@yahoo.comBubbles 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 Bookstore6 West Fifth StreetSt. Paul55102MNsubtextinfo@gmail.com9-10 Exclusive Indie Bookstore Day products (!!! Neil Gaiman Coloring Book !!!) go on sale. We will also have coffee and donuts.www.subtextbooks.com
SubText Bookstore6 West Fifth StreetSt. Paul55102MNsubtextinfo@gmail.com10-11 Children's story time with Bookseller Mattwww.subtextbooks.com
SubText Bookstore6 West Fifth StreetSt. Paul55102MNsubtextinfo@gmail.com12-2 Brian and Sherry Barnes play live acoustic music.www.subtextbooks.com
SubText Bookstore6 West Fifth StreetSt. Paul55102MNsubtextinfo@gmail.com3-4 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 Bookstore6 West Fifth StreetSt. Paul55102MNsubtextinfo@gmail.com6-7 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 Bookstore6 West Fifth StreetSt. Paul55102MNsubtextinfo@gmail.comWe are also partnering with other bookstores in the Twin Cities to celebrate #IBD2016:www.subtextbooks.com
SubText Bookstore6 West Fifth StreetSt. Paul55102MNsubtextinfo@gmail.comVisit 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 Bookshop891 Grand AveSt Paul55105MNEvents@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 Pieces429 Mankato AvenueWinona55987MNpbpieces@hbci.com4 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 Books2820 E 33rd StMinneapolis 55406MNinfo@moonpalacebooks.comDonuts 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 Booksellers3038 Hennepin Ave. S.Minneapolis55408MNevents@magersandquinn.comFree 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 World3015 Hwy 29S, Viking Plaza MallAlexandria56308MNlmacleod@bookworldstores.comAdults coloring contest in choice of three mediums: Pencils, crayons, or markers, with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for eachbookworldstores.com
The Novel Neighbor7905 Big Bend BlvdSt. Louis63119MOholland@thenovelneighbor.comOpen 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. Louis7352 Manchester RdSt. Louis63143MOmichelle@bookhousestl.comOpen 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 Chestnutwww.bookhousestl.com
Stonecrest Book & Toy3797 Osage Beach ParkwayOsage Beach65065MOCarmen/stonecrest2009@live.com
Stonecrest Book & Toy3797 Osage Beach ParkwayOsage Beach65065MOstonecrest2009@live.comIBD merchandise for sale
Stonecrest Book & Toy3797 Osage Beach ParkwayOsage Beach65065MOstonecrest2009@live.com11AM-1 PM Meet Clifford; Authors Dan Peek and Kent Van Landyt siging "A People's History of Lake of the Ozarks"
Stonecrest Book & Toy3797 Osage Beach ParkwayOsage Beach65065MOstonecrest2009@live.comColoring station for kids and adults!
Left Bank Books399 N Euclid AveSt. Louis63108MOwintaye.g@left-bank.comSpecial 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 Bookshelf28 West Main StreetBozeman59715MTCarson Evans events@countrybookshelf.comWe 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 Bookshop720 Ninth StreetDurham27701NCRegulatorEvents@gmail.comWe 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 Bookshop640 Merrimon AvenueAsheville28804NCLeslie Hawkins leslie@spellboundbookshop.comWe'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
Raleigh27609NCrene@quailridgebooks.comThe 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 Bookstore408 N Main StreetHendersonville28792NCFtnhead1@att.net2:30 Author of "Origins of the Dream" Jason Miller, and at 4:30 Unveiling party of our new logohttp://www.novelsandnovelties.com/menu.php
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe55 Haywood StreetAsheville28801NCcindy@malaprops.comOutside 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 & Gifts548 Seward St.Seward68434NEchapters@windstream.netLocal 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 Bookshop222 West St, Colony Mill MarketplaceKeene03431NHevents@ktoad.comEleven 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 Bookstore45 South Main StreetConcord 03303NHgibsonsevents@gmail.comARC blind bags with purchase of $30 or more, while supplies last.
the Cloak & Dagger-Mysteries349 Nassau StreetPrinceton08540NJjerry@thecloakanddagger.comwww.thecloakanddagger.com
BookTowne171 Main StreetManasquan08736NJNJbookTowne@aol.com11 & 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 & Ale440 Warren StreetHudson12534NYspottydogbooks@aol.comSales 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 Plus2491 Main StreetLake Placid12946NYthebookstoreplus@gmail.com- 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 & Music6422 Montgomery StreetRhinebeck12572NYinfo@oblongbooks.comFree 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 & Music26 Main StreetMillerton12546NYinfo@oblongbooks.comFree 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 Bookstore686 Fulton StreetBrooklyn11217NYjessica@greenlightbookstore.comAll DayAuthor 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)

Guest DJs:
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)

Drawing Workshops:
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 Books686 Fulton Street Brooklyn11217NYjessica@greenlightbookstore.comAuthor 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
Guest DJs:
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
Drawing Workshops:
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 Bookstore3 Utica StreetHamilton13346NYlcassulis@colgate.eduColoring 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 Books415 N. Cayuga St.Ithaca14850NYevents@buffalostreetbooks.comFor 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 Bookshop31-29 31st St.Astoria11106NYevents@astoriabookshop.com8pm- Grand prize drawingwww.astoriabookshop.com
The Booksellers on Fountain Square505 Vine Street, 1st FloorCincinnati45202OHinfo@booksonsquare.comTriple 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 Landing3649 Rigby RoadMiamisburg45342OHsblommel@daytonbooksellers.com11AM - Lil’ Flyer Storytime and Selfies with Curious Georgehttps://www.facebook.com/thebooksellersAL
The Book Loft of German Village631 S.Third StColumbus43206OHbookloftglen@gmail.comCoupon 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 Books12419 Cedar RoadCleveland Heights44106OHinfo@appletree-books.comThroughout 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.

Events schedule:
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 Paperbacks18095 SW Tualatin Valley HwyAloha97003ORcontact@janspaperbacks.comJan'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 Bookshop129 W. High StreetCarlisle17013PAinfo@whistlestoppers.comWhistlestop 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. Harrisburg17102PAevents@midtownscholar.comThe 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 Bookshop16 S. Main StreetDoylestown18901PAkrisyparedes@gmail.com11:00 AM
Story time and Activities with Duck & Goose based on author and illustrator Tad Hills' picture book series.
Newtown Bookshop2835 S. Eagle RdNewtown18940PAkathy@newtownbookshop.comStore-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. Emmaus18049PAkirsten@letsplaybooks.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 Company967 Paoli Pike West Chester19380PAbooks@chestercountybooks.comFree 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 Books35 E. Main StreetLititz17543PAorders@aaronsbooks.comApril 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 Bookstore640 S. Main St.Greenville29607SCinfo@joesplacellc.comOpen 10am-9pm. Nipper's birthday party, literary tattoo chain, get 20% off for an entire year, Al Waton singing with his guiter at 6:30pmhttp://www.joesplacellc.com/event/indie-bookstore-day/
Fiction Addiction1175 Woods Crossing Rd #5Greenville29607SCJill Hendrix, info@fiction-addiction.com9am: 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 Shop306 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 106San Antonio78215TXclaudia.thetwig@yahoo.comOpen 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 Bookshop1511 South 1500 EastSalt Lake City84105UTrob@kingsenglish.com11am-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 Workshttp://www.kingsenglish.com/event/independent-bookstore-day-0
Winchester Book Gallery185 North Loudoun StreetWinchester22601VAinfo@winchesterbookgallery.comApril 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