Saturday, August 29th 2020
Join us for Independent Bookstore Day! For 43 years we have been sharing stories with our community, celebrate with us!
What is Independent Bookstore Day?
Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. IBD usually takes place on the last Saturday in April. This year, due to COVID, it is now taking place on Saturday, August 29.
Why are we celebrating Independent Bookstore Day?
Independent bookstores are so much more than retail stores. We are community centers serving our neighborhoods and the people who live in them. We are a meeting spot, an environment that fosters new ideas, and a quiet place where you can lose yourself in a book. Since 1977, we've provided a space in our community where all are welcome.
This year, more than ever, we want to celebrate with you! We've seen an unwavering support from our community in the wake of Covid, and we think that calls for a party. We wouldn't be here without you, and we think this partnership is something worth celebrating.
How are we celebrating Independent Bookstore Day?
- Come down to Book Revue on Saturday, August 29! Spend $43 and be entered to win our IBD Grand Prize: a Book Revue t-shirt, mug, and your own private browsing hour at Book Revue after hours for you and three friends. The lucky Grand Prize winner will get to shop while listening to their own playlist, enjoy refreshments, and have access to a bookseller dedicated to helping them browse. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have an entire bookstore to yourself!
- For one day only, pre-order any of the books below from us and you'll receive either the audio book version or another bestselling audio book from that author, courtesy of Libro.fm!
- Can't get enough? Tune in on Zoom for these official IBD author events!
2:00 p.m. ET: Middle Grade Fun with Renee Watson (Ways to Make Sunshine) and illustrator Nina Mata (I Promise) with moderator Isaac Fitzgerald (How to Be a Pirate)
4:00 p.m. ET: Amor Towles reading and discussing his book You Have Arrived at Your Destination
8:00 p.m. ET: Bookstore Day Ambassador Showcase with Tayari Jones (An American Marriage), Lauren Groff (Fates & Furies and Florida) and Emma Straub (All Adults Here)
- And of course, since it's Saturday, any purchase over $30 will qualify you for a FREE Blind Date with a Book
In the days leading up to Independent Bookstore Day, we want to hear your stories about Book Revue. Did you meet your favorite author or celebrity here? Did you have a first date here? Did you come here as a kid? Did you work here? Click here to share - we want to hear all of your Book Revue stories. We will be sharing some of them leading up to IBD.