Independent Bookstore Day 2021

Event date: 
Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 9:00am
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020

What is Independent Bookstore Day?

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country.  Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. 

Independent Bookstore Day Saturday, April 24, 2021

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.

What's happening at Once Upon A Time?

All Day: Exclusive Independent Bookstore Day items for sale (while supplies last)

All Day: Treats, goodies, and prizes!

All Day: Free select audiobooks from our partners at Libro.fm

All Day: Time with our bookstore kitty, Pippi 

9:15 am (Virtual): LeUyen Pham and Scamper Theatre present an interactive Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn reading (registration required)

Graphic for the Independent Bookstore Day with leUyen Pham and Scamper Theatre Kids Event for Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn showing screenshots of kids dancing and singing around the text

10 am (Virtual): Drawing with Estelí Meza, illustrator of Peace

Graphic for event Drawing with Esteli Meza illustrator of Peace Saturday, April 24th at 10 am PT / 1 ET with the cover of Peace, photo of Esteli and logo for Independent Bookstore Day with link to watch via zoom

Noon (In-Person)Caldecott-Honor illustrator LeYuen Pham will be signing and drawing for Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn

Bring a photo and LeYuen will draw that into the purchased book. 

LeUyen Pham standing with her mask on and hands outstretched in front of Once Upon A Time's window featuring Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn takeover

 

Free Audiobooks from Libro.fm

When you spend $15 or more at your bookstore between April 24th and 26th, you can get one of these audiobooks for free from Libro.fm. Learn more at www.libro.fm/ibd.

Graphic reading: “Independent Bookstore Day. When you spend $15 or more at your bookstore between April 24th and 26th, you can get one of these audiobooks for free from Libro.fm. Learn more at www.libro.fm/ibd.” Features a grid of audiobook covers for Libertie, Hummingbird Salamander, You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey, Lost in the Never Woods, Firekeeper's Daughter, Amari and the Night Brothers, Act Your Age, Eve Brown, Concrete Rose, We Keep the Dead Close, I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are, Remote Control, and How to Resist Amazon and Why.

 

In-store purchases given priority for exclusive items. Inventory updated nightly.

Bear Came Along Cover Image
By Richard T. Morris, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316464475
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019

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The Princess in Black Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763678883
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2015

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Real Friends Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781626727854
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: First Second - May 2nd, 2017

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Peace Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780735844490
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: NorthSouth Books - March 2nd, 2021

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$14.00
SKU: 804589213451

In-store purchases given priority for exclusive items. Inventory updated nightly.

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$30.00
SKU: 812564025609

In-store purchases given priority for exclusive items. Inventory updated nightly.

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$10.00
SKU: 9781523515134

In-store purchases given priority for exclusive items. Inventory updated nightly.

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$22.00
SKU: 804589213468

In-store purchases given priority for exclusive items. Inventory updated nightly.

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