Independent Bookstore Day

Event date: 

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 9:00am

Event address: 

Independent Bookstore Day

Just what does IBD celebrate?

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.

Indie bookstores, whether dusty and labyrinthine or clean and well-lighted, are not just stores, they are solutions. They hold the key to your love life, your career, and your passions. Walking the aisles of a good bookstore means stumbling upon a novel from India that expands your heart. It’s encountering an art book that changes the direction of your life. It’s the joy of having a perfect stranger steer you toward the perfect book.

In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism.  They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. And they are at your service.


Don't miss the way-cool, exclusive merchandise only available TODAY at independent booksellers like KBB! 

Below are a few examples.

*Books About Books Boxed Set: The ultimate booklovers boxed set. Includes special IBD-only editions of Shadow of the Wind; 84 Charring Cross Road; The Borrower; and The Bookman’s Tale in a beautifully designed box.

*“American books everyone should read” A Consensus cloud from top lists & prizes by DAVID MCCANDLESS: A limited-edition, signed infographic print of popular books and authors from David McCandless, author of Knowledge is Beautiful and The Visual Miscellaneum. Each subject is color-coded and each title is written in the font of the original book jacket.


McCandless Infographic


*Stephen King Broadside: This color broadside from Stephen King’s forthcoming novel, Finders Keepers, is a love letter to passionate readers, written in King’s own hand. Suitable for framing. 


King Broadside

*Guess How Much I Love to Read “Bunsie": Made of 100% soft European quality cotton. This onesie has snaps at the bottom making it easy to change and dress little ones. Each onesie comes with a specially designed hang-tag reading “Made exclusively in support of indie bookstores for Independent Bookstore Day 2015” with IBD logo. Start ‘em early!

Guess How Much I Love to Read Bunsie

*Signed Captain Underpants Print:  Author/illustrator Dav Pilkey has created an original image of his world-wide bestselling character, Captain Underpants especially for IBD. Printed on linen stock and signed by the author.


Captain Underpants Print


*The “Bad Citizen” Stencil: We’re starting a tradition. Last year’s Bad Citizen stencil quoted Don DeLillo and garnered lots of media attention and collector enthusiasm. Suitable for use as a stencil or as a stand-alone art piece, this year’s stencil quotes Margaret Atwood’s poem “Spelling”


Atwood's Stencil



Please Note: Quantities of all items are limited.