Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with River Bend Bookshop!

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at River Bend Bookshop on Saturday, April 27
Join more than 550 independent bookstores in 49 states for parties, in-store events, and exclusive day-of merchandise.

Early Bird Shopping and Mimosa Hour starts at 9am

Enter to Win - we're giving away books and book gear - no purchase necessary, one entry per customer - winners to be announced on Sunday

Special Independent Bookstore Day Merchandise available while supplies last!

Cake & Punch at 2pm

Spend $100 and get a free Independent Bookstore Day tote bag created by Jane Mount, the painter behind Ideal Bookshelf and the author of Bibliophile. It features a selection of titles from Bookstore Day's exclusive items over the last five years. While supplies last.

Be sure to pick up your 2019 Indie Bookstore Day tote now, so you can fill it up on April 27th!  Limited quantities are available in store now for $15.


River Bend Bookshop is partnering with 16 other indie book stores in Connecticut to offer an Indie Passport program.  Over the weekend, visit as many stores as you can to show your support for bookshops.  Get a special passport signed or stamped at each location - anyone who makes it to all 17 participating stores on the 27th and 28th will recieve a 20% off coupon from each store.  Five lucky booklovers will also receive a $50 gift card to EACH BOOKSTORE!  Wow!   Pick up your passport at our shop, or any participating location, or download the file below.  No purchase is necessary to win, though you will have a hard time resisting the exclusive indie bookstore day offerings at each store.  


Details on the passport program:

  • The passport program will be a two-day event, taking place over IBD weekend (Saturday, April 27th, and Sunday, April 28th)
  • Participants must visit ALL bookstores to win
  • Purchase is not necessary to get a stamp/sticker from a store.
  • Each winner receives a 20% off coupon (cannot be combined with other offers, good for books ONLY, expires November 15th, 2019) and are entered to win a Grand Prize
  • Grand Prize is a $50 gift card from each store
  • 5 people will be drawn at random to win a Grand Prize 
  • Participants can finish their passport at ANY of the stores. 

For a map of all participating stores, click here


Event date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Event address: 
SKU: 05022006

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