Independent Bookstore Day 2021
This year, Independent Bookstore Day coincides with a Readers' Club Sale! Click here for more information about the sale. Additionally, our friends at Libro.FM are giving a free audiobook to anyone who spends at least $15 at Quail Ridge Books on April 24. Browse the selection of free audiobooks.
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.
Why are we celebrating independent bookstores?
Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.
In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. And they are at your service.
Virtual Event Lineup
Monday, April 19
7pm: It's Funny 'Cause It's True: Women Humor Writers Tell All with Rachel Bloom, Amber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar, and Sloane Crosley. Moderated by Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Karen Chee!
8pm: A conversation with Kawai Strong Washburn
Wednesday, April 21
4pm: Twitter Party!
Thursday, April 22
Friday, April 23
7pm: Solving Mysteries & Fighting Injustice with YA Authors Angeline Boulley, Sara Faring, Tiffany D. Jackson, and Kim Johnson
Saturday, April 24