Independent Bookstore Day Goes Nationwide
Independent Bookstore DayCalifornia Bookstore Day, spearheaded by Northern California Booksellers Association, was a roaring success in May 2014.
 
The statewide celebration included 93 bookstores, 13 unique items created exclusively for CBD, dozens of authors in stores, plus parties, special events, daylong activities, and more. The event delivered huge sales for bookstores resulting collectively in a one-day sales increase of more than $150,000, with unprecedented media coverage. Simply put, California Bookstore Day brought customers to independent bookstores to buy books.
 
We’d like to spread this independent bookstore love throughout the country. All regional independent bookselling associations have agreed to support Independent Bookstore Day in their region on May 2, 2015.
 
For booksellers, this means you’ll be able to order the publisher-created items, specially designed to appeal to customers throughout the country. Ordering begins in December 2014. If you participate, we ask that you 1) order a minimum of 10 items, 2) promote the event, and 3) host an event in your store that will help draw people in.
 
For publishers, this gives you an opportunity to support the indies by helping us create a special item from a popular author that will draw in book lovers throughout the country. If you’d like to pitch us an idea, please email Hut Landon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
We look forward to working with everyone to create this exciting event!
 
Create the Logo for Independent Bookstore Day! 
 
Calling all graphic designers and artists. Create a logo for Independent Bookstore Day!
 
We’re in search of a logo to represent Independent Bookstore Day on May 2, 2015. We are asking creative, artistic book lovers to create and submit a logo that will be represent this nationwide event. The winning submission will appear on all promotions, products and merchandising in conjunction with Independent Bookstore Day. For inspiration, see CBD’s logo. We’re offering $1,000 to the chosen artist.
 
Please send your submission to Carrie Obry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 15, 2014. Please send a 72 dpi web-ready jpg.
 
Interested SIBA Member bookstores should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get involved with National Indie Bookstore Day.