Indie Bookstore Day!

Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. At Women & Children First, we'll have complimentary coffee and donuts from The Coffee Studio beginning at 10 a.m. Then, we'll have a delicious assortment of breads, spreads, and cookies from Sauce and Bread Kitchen at 2 p.m. We'll also be hosting a special edition of our new literary series, The Conversation at 4 p.m. (details below)

Plus, are you ready for the #MyChicagoBookstore Challenge?

This year on IBD, at least 24 Chicagoland stores are jointly sponsoring the #MyChicagoBookstore Challenge, which encourages book lovers to indulge in bookstore tourism by visiting 10 or more stores on that one day. To begin their trip, readers can pick up a #MyChicagoBookstore carabiner and their first
“luggage tag” from their favorite indie bookstore with an initial purchase of $25 or more. (**See participating stores listed below**)

Additional bookstore visits throughout the day (no purchase required) enable them to collect an additional tag at each subsequent bookstore. The payoff comes for visits at the following levels:

  • Visit TEN stores and get 10% off at all bookstores listed below for the ENTIRE YEAR!
  • Visit FIFTEEN stores and get 15% off at all bookstores listed below for the ENTIRE YEAR! 

Also, readers are encouraged to post a snapshot of themselves and their Independent Bookstore Day haul, and enter to win more prizes!
  • On Instagram: Use #CHIBD17
  • On Twitter: Use #CHIBD17 or @chibookstore

But, wait! There's more:
For The IBD Conversation, we'll have short readings from local authors Anne Elizabeth Moore, musician Eiren Caffall, Sarah Kokernot, and Sandra Jackson-Opoku followed by a conversation moderated by Kim Brooks beginning at 4 p.m. This reading is in collaboration with our new literary series, The Conversation. The theme for this edition of our monthly series is "The Books That Matter Now." 
The authors will be discussing the most pressing threats to freedom of literary expression and how writers and readers can act to oppose them. They'll also be sharing with the audience their picks for the books that are important now more than ever and how their responses to that question have changed since the 2016 presidential election. The Conversation will be followed by live music by Eiren Caffall.
Stores participating in the #MyChicagoBookstore Challenge include:
Event date: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
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Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes By Anne Elizabeth Moore Cover Image
ISBN: 9781940430881
Published: Curbside Splendor Publishing - May 9th, 2017