Independent Bookstore Day
Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) is a celebration of books, readers, and indie
bookselling that started in California in 2014; it is modeled after the extremely
successful Record Store Day.
To show their support for indies and help drive customers into your stores on IBD,
publishers produce unique, limited-edition books and literary art pieces that are only
available at participating bookstores on Bookstore Day. You can’t get them before. You
can’t get them online. And you most certainly can’t get them at Target.
On Independent Bookstore Day, there are famous authors’ books and literary art pieces
you cannot get on any other day in any other place. There are readings, games, and
things to eat and drink. But, more importantly, there is a giant, positive buzz around
indie bookstores; it comes from the media, it comes from your customers, and it’s there
in the bottom line at the end of the day.