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Independent (Indie) Bookstore Day

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Chapters on Main is excited to participate in the 10th anniversary of Independent Bookstore Day! We invite you to join the party on Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 10 am-3:30 pm.


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Schedule of Events for Independent Bookstore Day at Chapters on Main

*schedule subject to change*

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What Is Independent (Indie) Bookstore Day?

Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) is a nationally-recognized day established in 2013 to promote, celebrate, and highlight the value of the Independent bookstore community. The day has been observed on the last Saturday of April every year since 2013. This year there are over 900 stores participating across the country, including Van Buren’s own Chapters on Main Bookstore & Coffee Shop.
Independent Bookstore Day is organized by the American Booksellers Association (ABA), a national not-for-profit trade organization, that works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book. The ABA has provided our store with countless resources throughout our 7 years in business, which have helped us grow and thrive in the industry and in our local community.

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Why Would You Want to Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at Chapters on Main?

Nine local authors are being featured during this year's IBD event. Many of them are hosting a roundtable talk to expound upon their area of expertise, and all will be available to sign copies of their published works. Local authors are our favorite authors to support, and once you meet them and read their works, they'll be your favorite too! 

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