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Independent Bookstore Day 2021 is April 24

We are happy to announce Independent Bookstore Day is back! Like everything else, Independent Bookstore Day is going to look a little different this year.  We won't be encouraging crowds, but we will have some special sale items, our famous cookies, Blind Date with a Book,  an abbreviated and extended bookstore crawl, and celebratory vibes!  

This year, Seattle Bookstore Day will have a 10-10-10 Challenge! From April 24 through May 3 make a purchase at 10 participating bookstores within 10 days and win a limited-edition Seattle Independent Bookstore Day Tote Bag (to carry all your loot). Shop online or in person or both!  Download and print your passport here (pdf).   You can submit your passports and receipts per mail, email or online - details are here: 

What else is happening?  There are lots of virtual events going on nationally. 

Shout out your Indie Bookstore! 1. Post a literary selfie 2. @your IBD bookstore + 2 fave readers 3. Tagpost ##BookstoreShoutOut and #IndieBookstoreDay - Do it socially: Shout out @island.books on Instagram or @islandbooks on Twitter for a chance to win!  Indie Bookstore Day is giving away an Independent Bookstores of the US Map from PopChart, a free 3-month @librofm membership & a (gorgeous!) 2021 IBD tote bag every day from April 17-24! Be the random winner by posting with #BookstoreShoutOut and #IndieBookstoreDay.  Tag a friend!


Glennon Doyle in conversation with Alexandra Elle - Do it virtually: Indie Bookstore Day is sponsoring a series of author zooms in the week leading up to and on April 24.  On Monday, April 19, it kicks off  with It's Funny 'Cause Its True: Women Humor Writers Tell All Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Karen Chee speaking with the hilarious Rachel BloomAmber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar, and Sloane Crosley.  More authors, more genres and a talk with Indie Bookstore Day ambassador Glennon Doyle are on the slate.  Check out the schedule here. logo- Do it aurally:  Spend at least $15  at Island Books between April 24th and 26th, and you can pick one of 12 best selling audiobooks for free from Thanks Libro!!   Check out the books and the details here.


Check out the awesome Indie Bookstore Day specials we will have on sale 4/24.   4/28/21 update: All items are no longer available online.  Blackwing pencils are available to purchase in the store.  Also a few Baby Yoda onesies are available for purchase in store.