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Independent Bookstore Day

  • The Dial Bookshop 410 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL, 60605 United States (map)

Join us for Independent Bookstore Day!!

We’ll be celebrating with coffee & treats all day

We’ll also be participating in the Passport Challenge
(details below)

Our sister-store, Pilsen Community Books, will also be participating!

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The annual Chicago Passport Challenge is being held again on Independent Bookstore Day (IBD), which is a one-day national party celebrating indie book stores on the last Saturday in April.
To begin their trip, readers can pick up a #ChiLoveBooks passport and their first stamp with an initial purchase of $25 or more from the store of their choice. 

Additional bookstore visits throughout the day (no purchase required) enable them to collect an additional stamp at each subsequent bookstore. The payoff comes for visits at the following levels:

+ + + Visit TEN stores in one day and get + + +
+ + + 10% off at all bookstores listed below for an ENTIRE YEAR! + + +

+ + + Visit FIFTEEN stores in one day and get + + +
+ + + 15% off at all bookstores listed below for an ENTIRE YEAR! + + +

Also, readers are encouraged to post a snapshot of themselves and their Independent Bookstore Day haul on #ChiLoveBooks.
The #ChiLoveBooks Challenge is being sponsored by the Chicagoland Independent Bookstore Allliance (ChIBA), an association formed in 2016 to raise awareness about the vitality of the area’s indie stores, and the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association (GLIBA).

Visit the ChiLoveBooks website for a list of participating bookstores.

Earlier Event: April 18
Liesl Olson
Later Event: May 2
Poetry Reading