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Independent Bookstore Day

We’re so happy you celebrated Independent Bookstore Day with—5,311 listeners supported 1,038 bookstores through our special offer! Whether you shopped in-store or online, your local bookstore thanks you.

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“I have been to one million independent bookstores. I have met the booksellers who founded them and own them. I have fallen in love with them. Zero jerks own independent bookstores. They just don’t. They are—always—people who believe in and deeply invest in communities and art and ideas. And during this pandemic, in which we have lost one local indie per week, we need to prioritize investing in these local businesses who invest so much in us.”

Glennon Doyle

2021 IBD Ambassador

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What is Independent Bookstore Day?

Independent Bookstore Day occurs annually on the last Saturday in April to highlight the unique ways local bookstores and booksellers contribute to their communities.

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Why are bookstores essential to our communities?

We’ll let these listeners tell you.