Our first national Independent Bookstore Day was a big success!
Thousands and thousands of people from Alaska to Maine came out to celebrate. Eighty percent of participating stores reported an average sales increase of 70%. Many stores were up more than 100% and some were up as much as 1000%!
Thank you to all the customers, book lovers, authors, poets, illustrators, booksellers, kids, publishers, storytellers and friends who made Independent Bookstore Day such a bookish good time!
Just what does IBD celebrate?
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.
Indie bookstores, whether dusty and labyrinthine or clean and well-lighted, are not just stores, they are solutions. They hold the key to your love life, your career, and your passions. Walking the aisles of a good bookstore means stumbling upon a novel from India that expands your heart. It’s encountering an art book that changes the direction of your life. It’s the joy of having a perfect stranger steer you toward the perfect book.
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.
“Consumers control the marketplace by deciding where to spend their money. If what a bookstore offers matters to you, then shop at a bookstore. If you feel that the experience of reading a book is valuable, then read the book. This is how we change the world: we grab hold of it. We change ourselves.”
― Ann Patchett, bestselling author and co-owner of Parnassus Books
Independent Bookstore Day
Fall Discovery Show 2017
October 12-14, 2017
The Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel
Show Schedule At a Glance
Advice for First-Time Bookseller Attendees
Publishers' Show Specials
Pick of the Lists Schedule
Exhibit Hall Diagram
Exhibitor Table Numbers
Bookseller Reservation Form
Exhibitor Reservation Form
Schedule of Events
Exhibitor Shipping and Drayage
Renaissance Room Reservations
Winter Catalog 2017
Bookstore Order Form ISBN List and Cover Downloads Bookstore Information Winter Catalog Cover Debuts View the 2016 Winter CatalogJoin our e-Newsletter mailing list
Follow us on Facebook: mountainsplains
Follow us on: Twitter
For the latest information on these and other MPIBA projects, please navigate using the menus below.
- Advertise with MPIBA
- Follow MPIBA
- Fall Discovery Show 2017
- Fall Discovery Show 2017 – Schedule At a Glance
- Fall Discovery Show 2017 – First-Time Attendees
- Fall Discovery Show 2017 – Show Specials
- Fall Discovery Show 2017 – Pick of the Lists Schedule
- Fall Discovery Show 2017 – Exhibit Hall Diagram
- Fall Discovery Show 2017 – Exhibitor Table Numbers
- Fall Discovery Show 2017 – Schedule of Events
- Fall Discovery Show 2017 – Bookseller Reservation Form
- Fall Discovery Show 2017 – Exhibitor Reservation Form
- Fall Discovery Show 2017 – Exhibitor Shipping and Drayage
- Fall Discovery Show 2017 – Renaissance Reservations
- Winter Catalog 2017 – Bookstores
- Reading the West Book Awards
- BOD – Bookstores Online Database
- Literacy Grants
- Book Reviews by Eric Boss
- Sales Rep Listing
- Bookseller Resources
- For Authors
- Why Shop Local