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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2021!

Join the party on April 24th and celebrate Independent Bookstore Day! This nationwide, one-day-only celebration takes place at bookstores across the county. Each participating bookstore makes the day their own with unique offerings, PLUS exclusive books and items you can only get on Indie Bookstore Day. Check out the video below to see why Indie Bookstore Day is a celebration you won’t want to miss!

This year is an especially important occasion – one that gives readers the opportunity to recognize indie booksellers for their resilience and dedication to safely bringing books to readers throughout the many challenges of the pandemic. The best way to show your support is by shopping locally on April 24th – and all year round!

“The most rewarding part of running a bookstore is contact with customers, and they truly supported us this past year during Covid,” said Mary Beth Nebel, of I Know You Like A Book in Peoria Heights, IL. The store’s 15th anniversary coincides with this year’s Independent Bookstore Day, so they’ll have a double celebration with a gift certificate raffle, treats, and exclusive Indie Bookstore Day items.

It’s just one example of the many happenings on April 24th. Be sure to check in with your local indie bookstore to see how they’re celebrating Independent Bookstore Day 2021! Looking for an indie bookstore? Find Your Local Indie Bookstore Here!

Support Binc’s Survive to Thrive Campaign

Want another great way to support indie bookstores and comic shops? Join us on April 29th for our April Buzz Pick Event: A Conversation with Lisa Scottoline, author of Eternal! To support Binc’s Survive to Thrive initiative, Ingram will be donating one dollar, up to $2,500, for every person who registers for the virtual event. One registrant equals one dollar to an initiative that directly supports indie bookstores and comic shops, so be sure to share the event and help spread the word! Register HERE!