Independent Bookstore Day 2024

Come celebrate the 11th annual Independent Bookstore Day 2024 with us in-store and all over town, and show your support for this amazing movement.

Independent bookstores are not just stores—they are community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.

Independent Bookstore Day (Indie Bookstore Day) was established in 2013 to promote, celebrate, and highlight the value of the Independent bookstore community. The day has been observed on the last Saturday of April every year since 2013. This year there are over 1,000 stores participating across the country.

We will be rolling out activities going on all day at Octavia Books. You will also find some fantastic (and often quirky) literary gifts here created exclusively for Independent Bookstore Day 2024 -- listed below.  And will also be offering fun tote bags, gifts, prizes and more.

We are launching a special new Octavia Books Coffee Mug.

When you purchase the mug on Indie Bookstore Day, bring it next door to Scrambled for a complimentary first free cup of delicious coffee.

 

11:00am-12:30pm - Join at us for story time activities and book signings when children's picture book author Leslie Hebert Helakoski returns to Octavia Books with her two new spring books: WHEN THE RAIN CAME DOWN and GATORS BIG MOUTH. See full description at  octaviabooks.com/event/leslie-herbert-helakoski-when-rain-came-down-and-gators-big-mouth.

The New Orleans Passport Challenge Bookstore Crawl

Octavia Books is proud to be teaming up with other New Orleans independent bookstores for a city-wide literary "crawl" with a chance at a grand prize of $175 in giftcards for those who visit and get their IBD "passport" stamped at all seven participating bookstores, including Octavia Books, Baldwin & Co., Blue Cypress Books, Community Book Center, Frenchman Art & Books, Garden District Bookshop, and Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop;

This year, the New Orleans Passport Challenge will take place over two weeks instead of just one day! One lucky reader will win a $25 gift card from each of the participating stores (that’s $175 total).

Pick up your "passport" starting on Independent Bookstore Day at any of the participating bookstores; get it stamped at each stop along the way; and turn it in at your last. You may also collect other goodies along the way, to be determined by each store.You will have from Saturday, April 27 until Saturday, May 11 to visit all seven stores.


Exclusive Independent Bookstore Day Literary Gifts

on sale on Saturday, April 27

 

Event date: 

Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
$30.00
SKU: 820933111631

Independent Bookstore Day products will be available to order on April 27, 2024.

Blackwing & Independent Bookstore Day have teamed up for the fourth consecutive year to create a new set of pencils exclusively for independent bookstores. Each year the interest and popularity of these limited edition pencils continues to grow. The pencils feature a design inspired by independent bookstores and the printed word.


$14.99
SKU: 2300843914426

Independent Bookstore Day products will be available to order on April 27, 2024.

The 2024 Independent Bookstore Day tote bag has a gusseted bottom. The tote bags are made available to Independent Bookstore Day stores and sold individually.


$12.00
SKU: 9780593892091

Independent Bookstore Day products will be available to order on April 27, 2024.

Get poLITical with this stylish enamel pin designed by Kristle Marshall for Out of Print.
Out of Print supports a well-informed democratic process created through books and open-minded conversation.
Composition is brass with a white nickel finish.


$15.99
SKU: 2300843914419

Independent Bookstore Day products will be available to order on April 27, 2024.

Sip from this "The Future is Indie" mug as a reminder of championing individuality and celebrating the boundless possibilities of independent creativity with every brew. This glossy colored exterior mug with glossy white interior, black rim, and speckles is microwave safe.


$3.99
SKU: 2300843914440

Independent Bookstore Day products will be available to order on April 27, 2024.

Inspired by the popular IndieBound posters, readers can show their support for independent bookstores in their community on their refrigerator or other magnetic surfaces.


$19.99
SKU: 9781419776557

Independent Bookstore Day products will be available to order on April 27, 2024.

From bestselling Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn creators Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham comes another heartwarming and hilarious Kitty and Unicorn story about big dreams, self-esteem, the enduring magic of true friendship . . . and mermaids!


$16.00
SKU: 9780593892107

Independent Bookstore Day products will be available to order on April 27, 2024.

Take a stance against censorship with this gorgeous zippered pouch designed by Ash + Chess for Out of Print.
This sturdy pouch is made of 15 oz cotton canvas and is the perfect catch all to keep you organized. Made in the USA.


$16.99
SKU: 9781949518276

Independent Bookstore Day products will be available to order on April 27, 2024.

Real Stories About Growing Up Trans

Nine members of the trans community share their real-life childhood experiences, which include much more than just their gender journeys. Their courageous yet relatable stories will inspire readers as they see these musicians, teachers, scientists and activists overcome the various challenges of growing up to discover who they truly are.

This Independent Bookstore Day exclusive edition comes with a foil logo and a fold in poster of the cover art.


$24.00
SKU: 9780593892114

Independent Bookstore Day products will be available to order on April 27, 2024.

This adorable striped baby bodysuit is the perfect gift for any book loving parent. It fits most 6-12 month olds and was designed exclusively for Bookstore Day by Out of Print.


$14.95
SKU: 9781961884168

Independent Bookstore Day products will be available to order on April 27, 2024.

In An Excellent Host, modern dating goes wildly awry (at least when Chelsea G. Summers is in charge of the Airbnb booking).

Somewhere in Brooklyn, a feast awaits its guests, a man cannot believe his great good luck, and ancient gods get ready to receive their due in this horror-fantasy updating of Greek myths.

An exclusive paperback for Indie Bookstore Day, featuring a new story from Chelsea G. Summers, the bestselling author of A Certain Hunger. Signed by the author.


$15.95
SKU: 9781797232072

Independent Bookstore Day products will be available to order on April 27, 2024.

An indie bookstore exclusive 5-year anniversary edition of The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America. This exclusive signed edition also includes a dumb birds sticker sheet and a letter from the author, Matt Kracht to the readers that made this book a bestseller for the past five years.


$18.99
SKU: 9780063390287

Independent Bookstore Day products will be available to order on April 27, 2024.

A delightfully funny, fantastically inventive collection of twenty newly unearthed short stories by Sir Terry Pratchett, the award-winning and bestselling author of the phenomenally successful Discworld fantasy series. This special trove - featuring charming woodcut illustrations and a new cover - is a must-have for Pratchett fans of all ages and includes a foreword by Neil Gaiman.

These rediscovered tales were written by Terry Pratchett under a pseudonym for British newspapers during the 1970s and 1980s. The stories have never been attributed to him until now, and might never have been found - were it not for the efforts of a few dedicated fans.

The day after Indie Bookstore Day is Terry Pratchett's birthday, also known as Terry Pratchett Day. We'll use the timing of this celebration to inspire the exclusive content and help promote this edition.


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