Monday, April 11, 2016

April 30! Independent Bookstore Day!

Seattle Area Independent Bookstores join together to celebrate
Independent Bookstore Day
Saturday, April 30

Bookstores around the Seattle area and the nation are now preparing for Independent Bookstore Day: a country-wide celebration of books and independent bookstores on Saturday, April 30.

Local Participating Bookstores:
All participating stores will be throwing parties on April 30th celebrating their thriving businesses, local authors, and loyal customers. Some of the great happenings throughout the Puget Sound are: author signings, raffles,scavenger hunts, art prints, prize wheels, kids tables, book giveaways,
discounts and sales, workshops, story times, photo booth, dog costume
contest, and many more!

Ada's Technical Books
Phone: (206)322-1058

Book Larder

Eagle Harbor Books

Edmonds Bookshop
Free tote with $25 purchase and Jim Lynch will be signing copies of his
newest book Before the Wind.

Elliott Bay Book Co.
Dog costume contest, photo booth, blind date with a book giveaway, and
Fogland Printing will bring their printing press for the second time to
produce on-demand zines and posters.

Fantagraphics Books  
Will host local cartoonists contributing to the Underground Seattle
mini-comic, a limited release printed in conjunction with Independent
Bookstore Day.

Island Books
Prize wheel all day, scavenger hunt, join the typing pool: collective
short-story writing by customers on our collection of vintage typewriters,
author visits with children's author Clare Meeker and YA writer Jennifer

Liberty Bay Books  (Poulsbo and Bremerton)
Frank Beddor comic giveaway, free advanced reader copies for customers with
an Independent Bookstore Day map, signed copies. Bremerton and Poulsbo
stores have individual events as well.

Magnolia's Bookstore
Snacks, raffle, giveaways, and author visits with Cam Dokey and Sean

Mockingbird Books
Ongoing bookstore scavenger hunt with prizes for kids throughout the day, a
book selfie booth, free advanced reader copies of your choice with each
purchase, and more!

Open Books
A free commemorative stock certificate with each purchase.

Phinney Books
Workshops, contests, and readings by Shann Ray (American Copper) and
Laurenne Sala (You Made Me a Mother)
Tom Nissley:

Queen Anne Book Company
Hourly prizes drawing, refreshments served all day, 20% off all books with
the word
'BOOK' in the title, children choose prizes from our Indie Bookstore
Treasure Chest.

Seattle Mystery Bookstore

Secret Garden Books
Story time hosted by Seattle Children's Theatre, cake from Larson's Bakery,
photo ops, free giveaways.

Third Place Books
Lake Forest Park: Treats provided by the Honey Bear bakery to our first 50
customers, free drip coffee all day at the Honey Bear Bakery, prize wheel
all day with purchase, cake, scavenger hunt.
Ravenna: Coffee and treats for first 50 customers, provided by Vios Caf�.
Trivia contest, story time, prize wheel all day with purchase, and cake to
finish out the day!

University Book Store (University District branch, Mill Creek branch, and
Bellevue branch locations)
Poems on demand by William the Poet; prize wheel with hourly prizes; live
music by local musicians; Special StoryTime for Kids with authors Elizabeth
Rose Stanton, Ben Clanton, and Kevan Atteberry
; StoryTime for Adults
featuring short stories about bookstores read by Bradley Craft and David
Wright; Science Fiction & Fantasy Author Panel with Greg Bear, Matt Ruff,
and Robin Hobb; hourly raffle drawings; kids' crafts and activities all day;
behind-the-scenes bookstore tour; and funny photo ops with favorite book

ALSO: THE BIG DEAL - The Indie Bookstore Challenge!
Seattle area bookstores have joined together to crown the most dedicated of
their customers Indie Bookstore Champions by creating a bookstore day trip.
Indie Bookstore Champions will be awarded 25% off all year at all 17
participating bookstores!*

Here's how you can be an Indie Bookstore Champion:

*Pick up a bookstore passport at any of the participating stores on
April 30th.
*Visit ALL participating stores on April 30th and get their unique
stamp on your passport. (Only one stamp is necessary for stores with
multiple locations.)
*Turn your passport in at the last store of the day to be crowned an

Can't make it to all bookstores? Visit three or more and be entered to win gift cards, first edition books, and more! Grand prize is $425 in gift certificates ($25 gift certificate to each of the 17 participating stores)!Winners will be notified by email.
*Some restrictions apply. See each participating store for details.
*One gift certificate for stores with multiple locations.

Log your progress (and share your book haul!) on Facebook, Twitter, and
Instagram with #SEABookstoreDay.

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