Artwork: Kellen Hatanaka

On the last Saturday of every April, booklovers and literary professionals alike celebrate Canadian Independent Bookstore Day. It is the annual day when readers, writers, illustrators, publishers, and industry supporters come together to celebrate indie bookstores across Canada. By joining the Celebration, you are advocating for independent businesses, supporting a flourishing bookselling community, and investing in Canadian culture.

When: Saturday, April 30, 2022

Where: All independent bookstores across Canada!

What: Many stores will be celebrating with special promotions and in-store events. Additionally each book you purchase from an independent bookstore allows you a chance to enter the CIBD 2022 Contest for Book Lovers. You could win up to $500 to spend at your favourite bookstore!

A few suggested stores to visit:

Kidsbooks 2557 West Broadway, Vancouver

Celebrate Robert Munsch with book giveaways, raffles, tote bags, and other prizes.

Notably, a Book Lover’s Emporium – 454 Ward St, Nelson

Snap a photo at their Social Media photo booth, enter to win a tote bag filled with gifts, and enjoy treats as you peruse their selection.

Misty River Books –  103-4710 Lazelle Ave, Terrace

Will be offering draws to win prizes and books, instant savings at checkout, and other great surprises all day.

Find out more about CIBA here, including a map to find your nearest indie bookstore.