Independent Bookstore Day!

Independent Bookstore Day logoBoth store locations:
Saturday, April 29, all day
Independent Bookstore Day!
Authors, Activities, Exclusive Merchandise, and more

Greenlight joins bookstores across the city and across the nation in celebrating the fourth annual Independent Bookstore Day. With special items for sale and activities throughout the day, the bookstore is where you’ll want to be all day long! See below for planned activities and offerings, and check back soon for an updated schedule and details as the date approaches. You can also visit for more about what’s going on in bookstores around the city and the nation!

Exclusive merchandise (both stores):
From cocktail guides to adorable infant onesies, wooden stencils to cloth pencil cases, literary maps and prints to vinyl records, this year’s literary-themed items offer something for every book lover. Items cannot be reserved or preordered, and are ONLY available from participating independent bookstores on April 29! Check out the full list of IBD merchandise at, and shop early before we sell out! (Limit one of each item per customer before noon; after noon no limits on purchases.)

Kids Activities: Reading (and Drawing) Without Walls (both stores):
Reading Without Walls is a nationwide program celebrating reading and diversity by encouraging kids to read books they wouldn't normally choose on their own. Join some of our favorite children's authors and illustrators in both stores for interactive Reading Without Walls activities, personalized book recommendations, and drawings and autographs by request.

Literary Celebrity Photo Booth (Fort Greene):
Get your photo taken with awesome authors in our festive photo booth! Strike a pose, get crazy with props, or get your favorite book in the picture. Check back for a schedule of celebs who will be holding court in the photo booth.

Literary Cocktail Party: Authors as Bartenders (Prospect Lefferts Gardens):
Inspired by A Literary Cocktail Party, one of the exclusive IBD items, we're hosting a literary cocktail party in the PLG store, with authors as guest bartenders. Authors will be behind the bar serving their signature drink to partygoers, as well as chatting and signing books, for a party to cap off Independent Bookstore Day!

Event date: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 9:00pm
Event address: 
632 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225
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