Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party celebrating indie bookstores on the last Saturday in April. This year, more than two dozen independent bookstores in the greater Chicago area 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 their 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 and get 10% off at all participating bookstores for an entire year!

  • Visit FIFTEEN stores and get 15% off at all participating bookstores for an entire year!

Women & Children First will have complimentary refreshments from The Coffee Studio and giveaways galore, plus exclusive IBD merch, while supplies last. Customers who spend $100 or more will get a free IBD or W&CF tote bag until we run out!

Learn more about this event and find a list of all participating bookstores on the new #ChiLoveBooks website.


Event date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640