April 29, 2017 marks the last Saturday in April and is a cause for celebration with the national Independent Bookstore Day!

(Photo Credit: Independent Bookstore Day)

In the age of Kindle’s and iPads, what exactly is Independent Bookstore Day anyways?  It is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. In addition to authors, live music, cupcakes, scavenger hunts, kids events, art tables, readings, barbecues, contests, and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. And especially not online.

There are bookstores all over the Pacific Northwest participating in the Independent Bookstore Day! We have highlighted a few below in different cities, but click here for a full map!  There are so many bookstores participating, you don’t want to miss out!

Hearthside Books, Etc.
8745 Glacier Hwy Ste.245 Nugget Mall
Juneau, AK 99801

Parnassus Books and Gifts
105 Stedman St.
Ketchikan, AK 99901

(Photo Credit: Parnassus Books in Ketchikan)

The Well~Read Moose
2048 N Main Street
Coeur d Alene, ID 83814

Rediscovered Books
180 N. 8th St.
Boise, ID 83702

(Photo Credit: The Well-Read Moose)

Broadway Books
1714 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232

The Book Bin Salem
450 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97304

Smith Family Bookstore Downtown
525 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97401

Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe
135 NW Minnesota Ave
Bend, OR 97703

(Photo Credit: Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe)

If you live in the Seattle area, the Indie Bookstore Challenge is a book-lover’s dream. Visit 17 participating local stores on April 29 (click here for more information), get your passport stamped at each store, and receive 25 percent off at all participating stores for a year. Those looking for an easier challenge can get their passports stamped at three or more stores and be entered to win bookstore gift cards.  You can find the Seattle challenge on Instagram @SEABookstoreDay and don’t forget to hashtag #SEAbookstoreday all day!

University Book Store
4326 university way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Elliott Bay Book Co
1521 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122-3806

King’s Books
218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402

Inklings Bookshop
5629 Summitview Ave
Yakima, WA 98908

A Book for All Seasons
703 Hwy 2
Leavenworth, WA 98826

Auntie’s Bookstore
402 W Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201

(Photo Credit: Elliott Bay Book Company)


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