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Independent Bookstore Day 2024!

As we welcome April, we know all you Indie Bookstore aficionados are getting ready for your (and our) favorite day of the year: Independent Bookstore Day! Celebrated across the country, here in the Puget Sound area we have so many fantastic Independent Bookstores to visit, it really is an embarrassment of riches for book lovers. Whether this is your first—or tenth—Independent Bookstore Day, we hope you stop by to see us at Island Books and enjoy a day of discovering new bookstores or revisiting old favorites.

At Island Books we’ll have lots of treats and snacks throughout the day. We’ll have some of the famous Island Books typewriters set up for visitors to try. Plus a $100 gift card to Island Books will be hidden in our children's section! Our staff rec shelves will be stocked and you can check out all our seasonal tables and browse our various sections, including our new romance section, to find that perfect serendipitous read!

If you're an audiobook fan, as many of the staff at Island Books are, we are one of the lucky stores to have a Golden Ticket (good for 12 free audiobook credits) hidden away in our shelves. And check out the website for a limited time offer for those starting a new membership!

For those of you who REALLY want to celebrate all of our amazing Independent Bookstores, once again we will be doing the Passport Challenge! Pick up your passport at any bookstore starting Saturday April 27th, and you have until Monday May 6th to visit all 28 participating bookstores, get a stamp, and earn a one-time 25% discount at each participating store, valid until April 25th, 2025. For past champs, if you haven’t used your current discount yet, you’re running out of time! There will also be an intermediate prize for those who make it to five participating bookstores — check out the Seattle Independent Bookstore Day 2024 website for all the details and other FAQ’s.

So mark your calendars, make lists of those books you’ve been meaning to pick up, plan your routes, and we’ll see you on April 27th!

— Lori