Independent Bookstore Day

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country, usually on the last Saturday of April. Due to COVID-19 this year, the celebration has been rescheduled to August. This will be a day long celebration at Bookmarks. Join us for activities, trivia, and giveaways.

Presented with support from Marley Drug.

 

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, live music, cupcakes, scavenger hunts, kids events, art tables, readings, barbecues, contests, 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.

To see past exclusives, check out our archives.

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.

Bookstores: find out how you can participate!

Event date: 
Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 10:00am
Event address: 
634 W 4th Street
#110
Winston Salem, NC 27101