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Independent Bookstore Day 2023

Saturday, April 29, 2023 - 9:00am to 9:00pm

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at Bookshop Santa Cruz! Independent Bookstore Day takes place on the last Saturday in April at more than 450 bookstores nationwide. IBD harnesses the creative power of authors, publishers, and booksellers to celebrate the reading community and drive readers to brick and mortar bookstores. Join us for a day of fun!

  • FREE VERVE COFFEEAvailable at 9:00am, and while supplies last. A great way to start the day! 


  • PRIZE WHEEL: 10:00 AM–6:00 PM — Readers' Club members who spend $25+ or anyone who buys an Independent Bookstore Day exclusive item can spin our prize wheel for a chance to win books, coupons, gift cards, and more.
    **Kids' Day Special-anyone who spend $10+ on kids books gets a chance to spin the wheel.**
  • SCAVENGER HUNT: ALL DAY— Grab an in-store scavenger hunt form and see how well you know books and Bookshop! Two scavenger hunts available: one for adults, and one for kids. Find at least 10 items and you'll be entered into a raffle for a Bookshop gift card.