Ordering Underway for Independent Bookstore Day Special Items [3]

Independent Bookstore Day logo

Booksellers are now placing their orders for exclusive, literary-themed items for this year’s celebration of Independent Bookstore Day [5] (IBD), Saturday, April 27. Booksellers can view the catalog and place orders on the Independent Bookstore Day website and on Edelweiss through Friday, February 1.

Booksellers have two options for placing orders:

  • Build your order using the IBD catalog on Edelweiss [6] (search for Independent Bookstore Day under the Catalogs tab in the Dashboard) then download the order and e-mail it directly to Ingram at IBD@ingramcontent.com [7].
  • Download the catalog and place your order using the online form on www.indiebookstoreday.com [5]

Booksellers can also order 2019 Independent Bookstore Day shirts [8], which were designed by Jane Mount, author of Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany [9] (Chronicle) and founder of Ideal Bookshelf [10]. The illustration features a collection of IBD-exclusive titles from the past five years. Shirts are available in many styles, colors, and sizes.

Wholesale tote bags [11] featuring the illustration are also available for order. A bundle of 10 bags is $35 with free freight, and the suggested retail price is $15 each; orders are due February 1.

Visit the Independent Bookstore Day website [5] to learn more about the annual event; the “For the Trade [12]” section includes a handy month-by-month planning guide, bookseller info and FAQs, and more. Watch Bookselling This Week in the coming weeks for more information about Independent Bookstore Day, or sign up for the IBD newsletter [13].