April 28, 2018 marks the last Saturday in April and is a cause for celebration with the national Independent Bookstore Day!

(Photo Credit: Independent Bookstore Day)

Independent Bookstore Day 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. But 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. 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! If you are a writer, you never know, your book cover design could be adorning our shelves with your words waiting for someone to read them one day! So for all the independent authors out there, keep pushing through.


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

Homer Bookstore
332 E. Pioneer Ave. #1
Homer, AK 99603

(Photo Credit: Hearthside Books, Etc.)


BookPeople of Moscow
521 S. Main
Moscow, ID 83843

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

Rediscovered Books (Photo Credit: Peter Lovera)


Another Read Through
3932 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227

Grass Roots Books & Music
227 SW 2nd Street
Corvallis, OR 97333

Herringbone Books
422 SW 6th St
Redmond, OR 97756

University of Oregon Bookstore
3895 East 19th Ave
Eugene, OR 97403

Oregon Books and Games
150 NE E St
Grants Pass, OR 97526

(Photo Credit: Grass Roots Books and Music)


If you live in the Seattle area, the Seattle Independent Bookstore Day (SIBD) is a book-lover’s dream. SIBD offers a range of activities from in-store parties and giveaways to author appearances and the now-famous bookstore challenges. On April 28, fans can pick up an SIBD Passport at any of the participating stores and use it to collect stamps during the day as proof of visits. Those who have their passports stamped at three or more stores will receive a coupon good for a one-time, 30 percent-off discount at any one of the 19 participating stores. For the truly dedicated (and swift of foot), people who visit all 19 participating stores on April 28 will receive a Champion Card entitling them to 25 percent off at all 19 participating stores for a year. In 2015, 42 valiant souls made the trek; last year that number grew to 320 bookstore champions. SIBD is going for another record this year. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #SEABookStoreDay!

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Queen Anne Book Company
1122 8th Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98109

Village Books
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225

A Good Book
1014 Main Street
Sumner, WA 98390

Inklings Bookshop
5629 Summitview Ave
Yakima, WA 98908

Riverwalk Books
116 E Woodin Ave / POBox 686
Chelan, WA 98816

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

Vintage Books
6613 E Mill Plain
Vancouver, WA 98661

(Photo Credit: Queen Anne Book Company)


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