Independent Bookstore Day

exclusive day-of merchandiseIn its fifth year, Independent Bookstore Day celebrates independent bookstores nationwide with literary parties and events around the country.

The Vermont Book Shop's Independent Bookstore Day will feature activities for kids, a $50 Vermont Book Shop Gift Card Drawing, and more, including local authors, to be determined!

We'll also have giveaways including our Vermont Independent Bookstores Passport, refreshments, EXCLUSIVE Independent Bookstore Day merchandise, FREE digital audio books!


Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online. The EXCLUSIVE Independent Bookstore Day day-of merchandise is created by major publishers and authors. Since its inception in 2014, more than 200 authors have demonstrated their support for independent bookstores by donating works for Bookstore Day.

Why are we celebrating independent bookstores?

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.

In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism.  They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. And they are at your service.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:30am
Event address: 

The Vermont Book Shop
38 Main Street, Middlebury, Vermont
(802) 388-2061
Monday-Saturday 9:30 - 5:30 | Sunday 11 - 4