Independent Bookstore Day celebrates all that we love about being apart of the community! Your support is what allows us to thrive and be the bookstore that you love. Independent Bookstore Day is a big national event, a chance for every indie's much-valued customers to celebrate how their local store makes book-shopping a deeply enjoyable and personal experience, not one based on algorithms and data-collection.
There will be a number of events going on that day to celebrate including:
ALL DAY Take the #MyChicagoBookstore Challenge! For the third year, we're collaborating with more than two dozen independent bookstores in the greater Chicago area-from Winnetka to Hyde Park, and Naperville to Andersonville-on the #MyChicagoBookstore Challenge, which encourages book lovers to indulge in bookstore tourism by visiting 10 or more stores in a single day, Saturday, April 27, 2019. Pick up your #MyChicagoBookstore passport at any participating store with an initial purchase of $25 or more. Then get your passport stamped at the other stores you visit (no additional purchases are required. Visit TEN stores and get 10% off at all bookstores listed below for the ENTIRE YEAR! Visit FIFTEEN stores and get 15% off at all bookstores listed below for the ENTIRE YEAR! And don't forget to post snapshots of yourself and your haul on Instagram #CHIBD19 or Twitter #CHIBD19 or @chibookstore !
ALL DAY A free bumper stickers with any purchase and a free tote bag with purchases over $100- Show your love for your local bookstore, save the environment, and carry your books with ease!
ALL DAY Indie Bookstore Love Video Booth- a chance for you to tell us why you love having an independent bookstore like Bookends and Beginnings as a part of the community in a short video
ALL DAY Unique, limited-edition items for sale, exclusively designed for indie stores today, including
10:30 am Special Pete the Cat Storytime, craft, and dance party!
5:30 pm "Chicago Food Crawls" by Soo Park author visit complete with tastings by local resturants featured in the book!
Stay tuned for more information! We can't wait to celebrate with you!