Independent Bookstore Day, 2019!

Have you always wanted to express just how much you love Gibson's Bookstore, but words eluded you? Join us on Saturday, April 27th for the 2019 Independent Bookstore Day, which marks its fifth year of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide with literary parties around the country! Come write your words of love on our poster of love (we are very susceptible to flattery), leave us a longer love note, and enjoy a snack and raffle or two.

Gibson's will also offer exclusive day-of merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors. Since its inception in 2014, more than 200 authors have demonstrated their support for independent bookstores by donating work for Bookstore Day. Come wearing Gibson's Bookstore branded merchandise and you'll get a full stamped Frequent Buyer's Card, good for 20% off of a purchase (excludes gift cards, magazines); you can use the card that day, or save it for a future purchase.



Looking to celebrate all of New Hampshire's independent bookstores?! We've banded together with the 13 other American Booksellers Association NH independent bookstores and created a passport! Hit 7 of the 14 shops on the passport during the weekend of 27-28, and turn in your stamped passport to earn a coupon sheet (20% off at each store!) and to enter a raffle for a $25 gift card (14 winners!) from one of the participating shops. You can stop into one of the bookstores to pick up a passport, or download the passport from this page to start planning your road trip route. There are lots of books to see, and people to visit!

The 2019 IBD author ambassador Tayari Jones says, “Indie stores stock books by hand and sell them the same way.  They know what we want and need to read because they know us, as people. A writer is not a machine.  A reader is not an app.  We are human beings and so are the independent bookstore workers who show up each day and place books in our hands.”

Event date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:00am
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301