Independent Bookstore Day 2023
What is Independent Bookstore Day?
Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to activities and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day.
Full list of events and activities:
11am: MUSICAL STORYTIME with David Burney of the Johnny Folsom Four. For music lovers of all ages!
2:30pm: STORYTIME with Darren Farrell, author of Dandelion Magic and Give This Book Away.
1:30pm - 4:30pm: Poetry Fox!
7:00pm: BOOK TRIVIA with Sarah Grunder Ruiz, author of Luck and Last Resorts and Love, Lists and Fancy Ships! Teams of up to six members are welcome to join. Prize: One year complimentary Readers' Club membership. RSVP your team for trivia below!
- Hourly raffle for both kids and adult books
- Scavenger hunt with prizes
- Kids activity table
- Selfie station with props
- Delicious treats
- 20% disc. for Readers’ Club Members
- Exclusive Independent Bookstore Day Items (see below)
The 2023 Independent Bookstore Day tote bag was designed by the American Booksellers Association's very own Senior Graphic Designer, Melissa Napolitano.
Sturdy canvas tote bag with inner pocket featuring an iconic quote from Celeste Ng's third novel, Our Missing Hearts. Made in the USA.
Brass pin with black nickel finish featuring an iconic quote from Celeste Ng's third novel, Our Missing Hearts.
Celebrate the publication of Sarah Penner's new novel, The London Séance Society, with a designed box featuring the stunning cover artwork. Inside the box will be a branded scarf, pen, candleholder and other swag to celebrate the newest release from the author of the worldwide bestseller The Lost Apothecary.
Tales of the Weird: An Uncanny Introduction brings together a chilling collection of stories from across the entire series, offering a brief insight into the abyssal depths of the British Library archives – with offerings by Eleanor Scott, Robert Aickman, William Hope Hodgson and Vernon Lee.
A new novel about art, love, death, and time from the author of Motherhood and How Should a Person Be? In Pure Colour, Sheila Heti, tells the story of a life from beginning to end. It is a galaxy of a novel: explosive, celestially bright, huge, and streaked with grief and beauty. It is a contemporary bible, an atlas of feeling, and a shape-shifting epic. Heti is a philosopher of modern experience, and she has reimagined what a book can hold.
Cover: Redesigned using the existing art for the hardcover with new typeface and cover seal saying, "Special IBD Edition" or equivalent; New material: The IBD edition includes Sheila's short story "Just a Little Fever"; Signed by the author.
New material: The IBD edition includes Sheila's short story "Just a Little Fever"; Signed by the author
Resist the silencing of important stories with this 500-piece puzzle from the author of the bestselling Bibliophile series, Jane Mount. The book-shaped puzzle box features a puzzle (15.5 in. x 24 in.) with 65 colorfully illustrated books, a handy reading checklist, and information on how to fight book bans. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to PEN America. We will be offering this puzzle to the rest of the market on our fall 2023 list. It will be an indie bookstore exclusive through the summer of 2023.
This silicone foldable sports cup is a good choice for traveling, outdoor sports, picnic, leisure and health. It is also light and portable.
This special Independent Bookstore Day exclusive edition of The Mighty Bite includes a custom-designed signed bookplate and a deluxe, limited edition art print signed and numbered by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Nathan Hale, created especially for IBD 2023 featuring characters from his newest book The Mighty Bite! This wacky, hilarious, and totally unique graphic novel makes a fantastic gift for fans of Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales, InvestiGators or Dog Man!
Limited edition art print is hand signed and hand numbered by Nathan Hale
Custom designed bookplate is hand signed by Nathan Hale
Short-sleeved onesie in size 12 months featuring an original design for IBD.
In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Amanda Gorman, America’s astounding young poet and activist.
From an early age, Little Amanda read everything she could get her hands on, from books to cereal boxes.
This exclusive edition of the National Book Award-winning debut novel by renowned poet Elizabeth Acevedo, about a young girl in Harlem who discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother's religion and her own relationship to the world is available in limited quantities to independent bookstores only. In 2022, Acevedo became the Young People's Poet Laureate. This edition is a paper-over-board hardcover, including a designed 2-color tip-in author letter. The case is printed with 2 metallic colors for the award seals (the 3 seals will be printed on the cover). The cover is matte with spot lamination. There will be a banner across the bottom cover noting: "With an Exclusive Letter from Elizabeth Acevedo". This item will have a limited print run, exclusive to independent bookstores for Independent Bookstore Day 2023.This edition is a paper-over-board hardcover, including a designed 2-color tip-in author letter. The case is printing with 2 metallic colors for the award seals (the 3 seals will be printed on the cover). The cover is matte with spot lam. There will be a banner across the bottom cover noting: "With an Exclusive Letter from Elizabeth Acevedo".
This 2023 product best accompanies a onesie as Lowly Worm is easy for little hands to wrap around in this style.
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