Independent Bookstore Day

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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with the Doylestown & Lahaska Bookshops!

What is Independent Bookstore Day?: Modelled on Record Store Day and Free Comic Book Day, Independent Bookstore Day was started in 2014 as a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  We think indie bookstores are pretty special places and this day is a great excuse to have a bookstore party, which is the best kind of party, and celebrate the local community that is so supportive of the Doylestown and Lahaska Bookshops. 

Schedule of Events (subject to change)

9:30 - 10:30 - Doughnuts & Coffee
Start the day off with free doughnuts and coffee

10:30 - 11:30 - Sesame Street Story Time and Activity
2019 is the 50th Anniverdary of Sesame Street. Come celebrate with a special story time and fun activity. 

12:00 - 2:00 - Book Signing with Janny Scott
Discussion and book Signing with Janny Scott for The Beneficiary, a non-fiction history/memoir about one Main Line family and the lengths one person went to protect a families legacy

3:00 - 5:00 - Blackout Poetry
Don't know what blackout poetry is? Black out text on a page so the words left behind create a poem.

All Day - Free Books
Free Books!!! Answer our bookish questions and tell us your favorite books and receive free advance reading copies.

Independent Bookstore Day Exclusives

The below items are books, pins, gifts, and freebies that are exclusive to independent bookstores on Independent Bookstore Day and that you will find nowhere else. These items will only be available while supplies last on IBD2019.

Books & Journals

Chuck Palahniuk Adjustment Day

Signed copies of Chuck Palahniuk's Adjustment Day

Wings of Fire Mini-Story

Elmo's New Puppy

On the Come Up Journal



james baldwin pin
neil gaiman pin
toni morrison pin
margaret atwood pin

James Baldwin wooden pin

Neil Gaiman wooden pin

Toni Morrison wooden pin

Margaret Atwood wooden pin

fight evil read books enamel pin

Fight Evil Read Books enamel pin


Gifty items

literary tea towels
We Should All Be Feminist Pouch

Literary Tea Towels

We Should All Be Feminists pouch


Freebies (available with purchase)

poems in your pocket
james flora character stickers
flora middle earth post card
blackout poetry poster

Poems to Keep in Your Pocket

James Flora Character stickers

Flora of Middle Earth postcard

Austin Kleon "Overheard on the Titanic" Print

 Atlas Obscura Literary Locations

Atlas Obscura Literary Locations