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Independent Bookstore Day!

Independent Bookstore Day 2019

Join us for a national day of indie bookstore celebration, and be part of the growing movement to shop local.

  • Participate in the DC Bookstore Crawl! Challenge yourself to visit all DC-area independent bookstores—or as many as you can—and win prizes (and eternal glory!)

  • One day only, get five free digital audiobooks through our partners at Visit our audiobook storefront to find out more.

  • Get free advance reader copies of books (galleys) with any purchase.

  • Enjoy specials on drinks at our bar.

  • Guess how many books are in our store for a chance to win a Solid State Books gift card!

  • Get exclusive, collectible IBD merchandise only available from April 27; see a selection below.

Every year, as part of the national celebration of Independent Bookstore Day, publishers, authors, artisans, and more collaborate to create exclusive literary items and books only available at independent bookstores on the day of the celebration. Not before. Not after. Not online. 

Below, please find some of the exclusive Independent Bookstore Day items created for the 2019 celebration. These items will be available for purchase, in limited quantity on Saturday, April 27th starting at 8 am on a first-come, first-served basis.