Independent Bookstore Day!

Celebrate with your neighborhood bookstore - It’s Independent Bookstore Day, the one-day national party for indie book stores all over the country! Be here in the morning for our Saturday morning Story Time hosted by Michaels’ Music Machine, then join us for a reading of Epicurean Ecstasy More Poems about Food, Drink, Herbs & Spices with author Cynthia Gallaher and readings by Marty McConnell and Carlos Cumpian at 5PM! We’ll be here all day with snacks and great book recommendations, so come on out!

Feeling adventurous? Take the #ChiLoveBooks Challenge on Indie Bookstore Day!

Yet again, Chicagoland proves itself to be the dream destination for book lovers and readers of all ages! More than two dozen independent bookstores in the greater Chicago area—from Lake Forest to Beverly, and Naperville to the Loop—are collaborating on a third annual #ChiLoveBooks Challenge, which encourages book lovers to indulge in bookstore tourism by visiting 10 or more stores in a single day.

To begin the 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.




Event date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:30am
Event address: 
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60647