Indie Bookstore Day!

Modeled after Record Store Day, Independent Bookstore Day is celebrated by indie bookstores across the nation on the last Saturday of April. We hope you'll join in the festivities, and check out some of the exclusive merch that's only available on Indie Bookstore Day from your friendly neighborhood booksellers! 

Indie Author Presentations 1:00 - 2:00 PM:

Join us and these two local gems on YouTube:

1 PM: Courtney Carver, Project 333

1:30 PM: Justin T. Call, Master of Sorrows

Live Author Signing in Trolley Square's West Plaza 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Come visit with:

Dan Wells, Extreme Makeover

Charlie Holmberg, Spellbreaker

Emily King, The Hundredth Queen

Kathryn Purdie, Bone Crier's Moon

Tricia Levenseller, The Shadows Between Us

Literary Trivia Time 4:00 - 5:00 PM

It's a literary themed, Jeopardy-style, trivia contest! Show off your book knowledge and win fabulous prizes. $30, $20, and $10 gift certificates for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. If you'd like to participate, email with your name for the Zoom link. Space is limited and available slots will be given on a first come first serve basis. 

Grown Up Storytime & Cocktail Hour 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us on YouTube once more, where we'll teach you to make the cocktail "Drankenstein" (Courtesy of Tim Federle's Tequila Mockingbird), and the mocktail "The Turn of the Screwdriver" (Courtesy of the New South Wales state library). We'll end the evening with a live reading of Tim Burton's The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy, courtesy of HarperCollins. 

Drop by in person (or shop our website) and check out some of the merch you can't get any other day:

  • The ABC's of Black History Print
  • The Black Friend IBD Bumper Stickers
  • "Bad Citizen" Graffiti Stencil (George Orwell quote: "In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act")
  • Exclusive IBD Signed Editions of Hummingbird Salamander by Jeff VanderMeer
  • Exclusive IBD copies of In the Tall Grass, a short story by Stephen King and Joe Hill that's never before been in print!
  • Copies of the exciting new collection, Embodied: An Intersectional Feminist Comics Poetry Anthology


Email any questions to Lane Richins or Salem Rogers:

Event date: 
Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 11:00am to 7:00pm
Event address: 
607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, UT 84102