Independent Bookstore Day in Vancouver

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Support community, culture, and diversity on Saturday, April 27th by shopping locally during Canadian Independent Bookstore Day in Vancouver. Engage with a variety of celebrations at Independent Bookstores across Canada by visiting stores in person or online to show your support.

Independent Bookstore Day in Vancouver
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Independent Bookstore Day in Vancouver

Canadian Independent Bookstore Day (CIBD) is the annual day when readers, writers, illustrators, publishers, and supporters come together to celebrate indie bookstores across Canada. This year’s event is taking place on Saturday, April 27, 2024. Independent booksellers are an integral part of Canadian culture as they prioritize customer service and provide unmatched value for the book-buyers. Indie bookstores are pillars for the community with staff who are actively involved in their neighbourhoods. By joining the celebration, you advocate for independent businesses, support a flourishing book-selling community, and invest in Canadian culture.

Buy books
Participate in CIBD by purchasing books and other items in-person, online, or by phone to show your support and enter to win the annual Contest for Book Lovers. This years prizes include 5 gift cards with opportunity for 4 readers to win $200 each to the independent bookstore of their choice. And, 1 lucky winner will win a $1,000 gift card to their favourite indie bookstore.

Check out bookstore activities
Local shops across Canada are planning celebratory activities for the big day including customer giveaways, discounts, exclusive products, author events, and more. Visit the website of each participating location and their social media accounts for details.

Participants in Vancouver inculde: Iron Dog Books, Little Sister’s Book & Art Emporium, Massy Books, Black Bond Books, Kidsbooks, READ Books, Bayen Books & Sound, People’s Co-op Bookstore, 32 Books & Gallery, Lucky’s Comics, Upstart & Crow, and more.

Independent Bookstore Day in Vancouver
Art by artist and illustrator Cornelia Li

Independent Bookstores in Canada

In 2023, IndieBookstores was launched as a place for shopping independent bookstores across Canada. The Canadian Independent Booksellers Association established IndieBookstores to strengthen the independent book-selling sector in Canada. The site helps readers find reads from the favourite or yet-unknown Canadian Independent bookstores online. Find an independent bookstores near you to support Canadian Independent Bookstore Day on April 27th – and any other day of the year!

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