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Independent Bookstore Day 2021

Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 10:00am

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at Bookshop Santa Cruz! Independent Bookstore Day takes place on the last Saturday in April at more than 450 bookstores nationwide. IBD harnesses the creative power of authors, publishers, and booksellers to celebrate the reading community and drive readers to brick and mortar bookstores. Join us for a day of fun!

  • Exclusive IBD items for sale: See them here

  • Ticketed Poetry Workshop, My Voice in Ink, with Patrice Vecchione 10:00-12:00: See details here

  • Spend more than $25 + Readers Club member or purchase an Independent Bookstore Day exclusive item and receive a FREE tote (while supplies last). 

  • Do you devour romance novels like popcorn? Or is an immersive sci-fi book more your flavor? We have books for all tastes in our Independent Bookstore Day Vending Machine. Visit our in-store, exclusive vending machine display and find your next delicious read!

  • #1 bestselling author Glennon Doyle is this year's IBD ambassador! Join her for an online event, in conversation with wellness author Alexandra Elle, on Thursday, April 22nd at 4:30 Pacific time. This event is free with an option to make a donation to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc). Binc is a nationwide nonprofit that coordinates charitable programs to strengthen the bookselling and comic retailing communities. DETAILS + TICKETS HERE

  • See a list of this year’s #IndieBookstoreDay virtual author events here.

  • Saturday April 24th at 5PM: Indie Press Spotlight on Independent Bookstore Day—Join us for a night of books, recommendations and all things indie! Several of our independent bookstore friends, and some independent publishers will come together and listen as the publishers share the latest and greatest books from their collection. Join the Zoom event with this link.

  • audiobook giveaway: When you spend at least $15 USD at Bookshop Santa Cruz between April 24th and 26th, you can pick one of the audiobooks shown here for FREE from!

Free Audio Book from Bookshop Santa Cruz