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April 27

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with Books & Books!

Saturday, April 27th is
Independent Bookstore Day! Check out how we’re celebrating across all Books & Books locations.

We are thrilled to invite you to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with us on Saturday, April 27th! This is an annual event that celebrates independent bookstores and the important role they play in our communities.

We have a number of exciting activities planned for the day, including poetry readings, exclusive merchandise, beer specials, live music and more. You’ll have the opportunity to browse our latest book collections and enjoy some refreshments with fellow book lovers.

Independent Bookstore Day is also an opportunity to show your support for independent businesses like ours. By shopping at independent bookstores, you are not only supporting local businesses, but you are also helping to preserve the diversity and vitality of our communities.

 Through exclusive books and literary merch, giveaways, and everything in between, it’s a party you don’t want to miss! Let’s browse shelves, share recommendations, and revel in the magic of indies everywhere. See you there!

Shop limited edition EXCLUSIVE IBD merchandise while supplies last!


  • Moleskine Activation (12:00 – 5:00pm): Moleskine will be on-site to imprint your favorite word (4 characters max) onto your journal. It’s a unique opportunity to add a special, customized touch to your writing companion and celebrate the written word at the same time.
  • See Michele Oka Doner’s Earth Day Art: Immerse yourself in Earth Day-themed art and posters by the renowned Michele Oka Doner, celebrating our planet’s beauty and diversity.
  • Get your copy of Lesson in Chemistry Special Edition: An elegant, deluxe edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller—marking the 2nd anniversary of its publication—that will make the perfect gift or treat for yourself.
  • Free Mimosas: Toast to the joy of indie bookstores with complimentary mimosas served all day long while supplies last!
  • Blind Date with A Book: Take a chance on love at first page! Pick up a mystery book and let the adventure begin.

  • Meet a Poet: Engage with wordsmiths and poetry lovers alike as you meet and mingle with talented poets. In collaboration with O, Miami for Poetry Month.
  • Happy Hour All Day: Indulge in our extended happy hour with $5 house wines/draft beers and 50% off select appetizers throughout the day.
  • Vinyl Record Sale: Dive into the world of music with our vinyl record sale, featuring hidden gems and timeless classics.
  • Live DJ in the Courtyard: Jam out all day from 1:00 – 5:00pm with sounds from DJ Cavaliere Inesistente.



  • Banned Books Activation: Explore the power of words and freedom of expression with our Banned Books Activation. Discover controversial yet thought-provoking reads that have challenged societal norms throughout history.
  • Free Beer: Raise a glass to literature! Enjoy complimentary beer as you browse our shelves and celebrate the magic of independent bookstores.
  • IBD & B&B Merch: Take home a piece of the celebration with our exclusive Independent Bookstore Day and Books & Books merch. From tote bags to bookmarks, there’s something for every book lover.
  • Blind Date with A Book: Take a chance on a literary adventure! Pick up a mystery book wrapped in secrecy and let the story surprise you.
  • Free Bites by Krüs Kitchen: Stop by and snack while supplies last!


  • Story Jam with Frank & Alishea Jurado: Join us at 11:30am for a captivating Story Jam session with Frank & Alishea Jurado. Get ready for an immersive storytelling experience that will ignite your imagination and leave you inspired.
  • IBD & B&B Merch: Don’t miss the chance to snag some exclusive Independent Bookstore Day and Books & Books merch! From stylish apparel to literary-inspired accessories, we’ve got something special for every book enthusiast.
  • Blind Date with A Book: Embark on a literary adventure with our Blind Date with A Book activation. Choose a mystery book wrapped in intrigue and let the story unfold with every turn of the page.



  • IBD & B&B Merch: From stylish apparel to literary-inspired accessories, we’ve got something special for every book enthusiast.
  • Blind Date with A Book: Let fate choose your next read as you unwrap a mystery book and discover a new favorite.