Independent Bookstore Day 2018
What is Independent Bookstore Day?
Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, kids events, readings, and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.
Why are we celebrating independent bookstores?
Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.
In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. And they are at your service.
What's happening at Once Upon A Time?
All Day: Exclusive Independent Bookstore Day Items for sale (while supplies last)
All Day: Treats, goodies, and prizes!
All Day: Free select audiobooks from our partners at Libro.fm
All Day: Time with our bookstore kitty, Pippi
All Day: $5 off if you bring in your Independent Bookstore Day Tote or any Once Upon A Time reusable bag on a purchase of $15 or more
All Day: 10% off books about books and bookstores
11 am: Special Storytime
More events being added soon!
Thank you for supporting Once Upon A Time! We'd like ot offer you free audiobooks on Saturday, April 28th - Independent Bookstore Day. The list of select audiobooks through our partner Libro.fm include the new Indie Next Pick, Tangerine by Christine Mangan, New York Times bestseller Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor, and others which can be found here. Be sure to create your Libro.fm account now so you will be ready to get your free audiobooks on April 28th and then come in and celebrate at the store with us!
Want to stay updated about our latest events?
Sign up for our email newsletter here!
An amazing picture book that shows the power of art. Minh Le and Dan Santat (local author!) team up to create a powerful story about family, love, and strength. All with just a few words and a lot of action on the page. I loved the way the two drawing styles came together. - Jessica