Independent Bookstore Day

Quick Facts - CA

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2022 DateApril 30, 2022
2023 DateApril 29, 2023
Independent Bookstore Day

Independent Bookstore Day History

Independent Bookstore Day seeks to promote independent bookstores across the country. This day encourages indie bookstores to hold fun events like contests, book signings, and readings to entertain and bring joy to their communities. It aims to raise awareness about indie bookstores and highlight their value in a world where many things have moved online. Different bookstores may offer unique books or items that can only be purchased on this day.

Independent Bookstore Day seems to have been started in 2015 as a promotion for indie bookstores. It is observed annually on the last Saturday in April.

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Independent Bookstore Day Facts & Quotes

  • As of 2019 there were about 1,887 independent bookselling companies in the US.
  • The best-selling print book in the US in 2020 was former US president Barack Obama’s The Promised Land. It sold more than 2.5 million copies.
  • Bookstores are more than just repositories of knowledge. They’re living, breathing, evolving representations of our best selves. I love Independent Bookstore Day because it asks readers, writers, and booksellers to join in celebrating all that bookstores represent. It’s a gathering to remind ourselves that the written word can both change us and the world, and of what’s possible when we all come together - Celeste NG, Independent Bookstore Day 2018

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