Independent Bookstore Day

(Also known as Indie Bookstore Day)

Independent Bookstore Day is observed next on Saturday, April 26th, 2025 (337 days from today).

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Independent Bookstore Day or Indie Bookstore Day are the same and is celebrated the first Saturday in May from 2014 until 2015. However, since 2016, it was chosen on the last Saturday in April.

When thinking of bookstores, Barnes and Nobles, or even the Long Forgotten and Forgotten Frontier are some common topics refer. Although small local bookstores is also known as the symbol of almost areas, it has never got their appreciation they have to.

Thus, the Independent Book Festival was born. If you are interested in handwriting, binding rites, whole textbooks, the bravery of the law, and the supremacy of parchment then you'll be excited for the Independent Book Day “It's time to read!”

History of Independent Bookstore Day

Its first time was celebrated by Samantha Schoech, a writer, copywriter and editor and Northern California Independent Booksellers Association in 2015.

More than 400 stores participated in the event, and the holiday is meant to help independent bookstores get more sales and help capture the attention of these independent bookstores' potential.

Independent Booksellers Association has made their own merchandise, and therefore, stores take time out to sell this merchandise as part of the celebration across the country.

Keep the traditional print as modern society transitions into the digital era is the purpose of these indie bookstores. They also help to advertise both new and budding authors who are making effort to sell their novel or literary work.

Last year alone generated an 85% increase in profits for the 420 stores participating in the event, and in media, more than 201 stories were produced online about the holiday. The great significant of Independent Bookstore Day is that a bookstore is not only a place to buy books, but also a place for communities to gather together and express their love of stories. They become a good place for children to learn about literature.

How to Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day

Give a hand for the bookstore at your local area by buying some books. If you like that atmosphere, help volunteer with events at the bookstore and inspire others to become book lovers too.

Do not forget sharing your photos as well as your celebration by using the hash tags including #bookstoreday, #indiebookstoreday, and #independentbookstoreday to get people online interested in reading more. If you are really interested in, it is possible to open a bookstore and establish contracts with authors and publishers by yourself. Moreover, you can find a job at a bookstore.

There are hundreds of books at present, you have a lot of choices to pick one and read.


Independent Bookstore Day has been observed the last Saturday in April.


Saturday, April 29th, 2023

Saturday, April 27th, 2024

Saturday, April 26th, 2025

Saturday, April 25th, 2026

Saturday, April 24th, 2027

Also on Saturday, April 26th, 2025

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