SIBD, as it’s called, continues to grow, attracting hundreds of visitors to the 19 participating bookstores in the Seattle area and offering 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.
Independent Bookstore Day began in 2014 in California. By last year, more than 400 stores took part nationally. Learn more at indiebookstoreday.com.
Seattle-Area Participating Stores
Ada’s Technical Books, Book Larder, BookTree Kirkland, Brick & Mortar Books, Eagle Harbor Books, The Traveler, Edmonds Bookshop, Elliott Bay Book Co., Fantagraphics Books, Island Books, Magnolia’s Bookstore, The Neverending Bookshop, Open Books: A Poem Emporium, Phinney Books, Queen Anne Book Company, Secret Garden Books, and all locations of Liberty Bay Books, Third Place Books, and the University Book Store.
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For further information, contact or visit your favorite, local independent bookstore.