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April 30, 2022

Independent Bookstore Day 2022


April 30, 2022

Books & Books presents…

Independent Bookstore Day 2022

Saturday, April 30

Pull on your leg warmers and dig out your windbreaker, this year we’re celebrating Independent Bookstore Day, by taking it back to 1982!


What is independent bookstore day anyway?

A celebration of bookstores, books, readers, authors, and the whole bookish ecosystem. It takes place on one day at more than 500 individual independent bookstores all over the country. Thank you for coming to ours! 

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 page less digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. 


ALL DAY: Join in the fun and celebrate indie bookstore day. [ALL STORES]

ALL DAY: Shop exclusive IBD merch while supplies last. [ALL STORES]

ALL DAY: Make a $100+ or more purchase in Coral Gables to be entered into a raffle for an IBD gift basket. [ONE WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED AT DANCE PARTY. PRIZE TO BE CLAIMED AT A LATER DATE.]

ALL DAY: Shop with us ($50+) for your chance to win a $100 gift card. [One per location.]

ALL DAY: Galleys – Pick out a free galley (an advanced reader copy of an upcoming book release) with purchase of $100+ while supplies last. [ALL STORES]

11:00am: Storytime with Zibby Owens [GABLES] 

11:30am: Storytime with Michael Sampson [SUNILAND]

8pm: Join us for an 80s Dance Party in the courtyard. [GABLES]



ALL WEEK: Support Books & Books on Libro.fm. Check out their website for

special giveaways and discounts for audiobook purchases!