Independent Bookstore Day

It’s the 10th annual Indie Bookstore Day! Pick up a passport and track your travels around the Twin Cities’ best page-turning shops.

The last Saturday in April is Independent Bookstore Day and Twin Citizens are historically a well-read bunch.

Thankfully, we have a large number of brick-and-mortar bookhouses still standing. Local literary organization Rain Taxi is once again offering their passport for the weekend. Readers can grab a free passport at any one of the 23 participating stores to track their stacks. Get a stamp at each stop along the way and activate that store’s coupon. The savings add up as you go and any literary heroes that get all 23 stamps by Monday can enter to win one of five literary prize packs, as well as the Grand Prize: one book from each of the stores, as picked by the booksellers themselves, with a note explaining their pick. It’s like a grownup version of the “Book It!” program, though you’ll have to procure your own personal pan pizza. 

Learn more at Rain Taxi!