Independent Bookstore Day!

It's that time of the year again! Come by and check out our used book sale, join our “Friends Don’t Let Friends Buy Books from Amazon” campaign, and shop for the exclusive Independent Bookstore Day merch!

“Friends Don’t Let Friends Buy Books from Amazon” campaign

If you’re cheering us on in the Amazon lawsuit, we want you to help us make this a movement! On Independent Bookstore Day, the first 10 people to purchase a copy of the book How to Resist Amazon and Why will get a second copy free to give away to someone else. These 10 copies were donated by Downtown Evanston, which supports all the merchants in your downtown area and wants to encourage everyone to shop locally. And anyone who buys two copies of this neat little $12.95 manifesto will get $2 off the purchase. So then you can still have an extra to give away, to help spread the word about those less-visible consequences of Amazon shopping involving labor practices, data privacy, local economies, and the damage done to the book publishing industry.These offers are only good in-store—not for online orders!

Shop our unique Independent Bookstore Day 2021 merchandise.

These are items produced uniquely for the IBD celebration, and include: Signed copies of Jeff VanderMeer’s new novel Hummingbird Salamander; copies of In the Tall Grass, a short story by Stephen King and Joe Hill never before published in book form; special edition Blackwing pencils created just for IBD; and this year’s limited edition IBD tote bags.

Browse our outdoor Used Book Sale

We’ll have a great selection of books out on the sidewalk in front of the new shop at 1716 Sherman Avenue, including lots of art books, cookbooks, and general interest books.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
Event address: 
1712 Sherman Avenue, Alley #1
Evanston, IL 60201