If you haven’t already heard, this Saturday, April 30th, is the second annual Independent Bookstore Day. 400 bookstores around the country will be holding events, author signings, providing yummy food and selling specially created merchandise available only on this special day celebrating Indies.
Independent Bookstore Day 2016 Exclusive Items
Here are some of the special items available only from participating stores. If you see something you like, get there early; there are limited numbers available.
Neil Gaiman Coloring Book [$14.99]
The Neil Gaiman Coloring Book includes 20 pieces of black-and-white art by Chris Riddell and quotes from Neil Gaiman—taken from the pages of Coraline, The Graveyard Book, and Fortunately, the Milk—all ready to be colored in by YOU!
Anthony Bourdain’s Perfect Burger Print [$20.00]
A beautifully illustrated guide to making the perfect burger. Each gallery quality print is SIGNED by Anthony Bourdain.
A $6 Story: The Care & Feeding of an Independent Bookstore by Ann Patchett [$6.00]
The first in what is sure to become a favorite IBD series, A $6 Story: The Care & Feeding of an Independent Bookstore by Ann Patchett includes 3 instructive essays. Each beautifully designed, saddle stitched booklet is SIGNED.
Literary Tea Towels [$20.00]
This set of 100% cotton flour sack tea towels read, “I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. — Anna Quindlen” and “A half-read book is a half-finished love affair. —David Mitchell.”
To learn about the rest of the exclusive items available, visit the IBD website!
Here are some ways you can help make IBD a success.
Follow your local independent bookstore on social media. You can sign up to attend events, get the latest information what will be happening at your local indie on April 30th and help to spread the word.
Visit your local independent bookstore on Saturday and check out the events, special merchandise, and food available. You could also get a group of family and friends together to go with you on April 30th. The more the merrier!
For more information on participating independent stores check out the bookstore map.
See you on Saturday!