Independent Bookstore Day 2018!

Independent Bookstore Day April 30, 2016

Independent Bookstore Day returns with its fourth annual celebration! Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re 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.

In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism.  They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. And they are at your service. So come out and enjoy a day of browsing, reading, and reveling in all things book-related. 

When is it? Saturday, April 28th, 2017 (we usually open our doors a little early every day, so don't be surprised if we're open around 9:30)

What items will we have? We will be selling some of the featured items specially printed for Independent Bookstore Day (and giving away some freebies too!). We are unable to hold any of these items or sell them over the phone, so plan on stopping by to see what's available. Supplies are limited. 

**Please note-  Only 2 items per customer.

IBD at DIESEL, A Bookstore Golden Thread Signed Print $35
Pete Seeger once sang that if he had a golden thread, he would use it to weave people from all over the world to one another. Pete Seeger’s messages of universal understanding and social and environmental justice inspired generations—and have left a lasting legacy. With dazzling, lyrical verse in the folk revival style, and cut-paper illustrations in black and ochre that capture the spirit of the man and his times, Colin Meloy and Nikki McClure pay tribute to a visionary who changed the world with song.

IBD at DIESEL, A Bookstore "Read with Me" Horton Plush $15
“I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful, one hundred percent!” A 1940 Dr. Seuss classic is now an IBD exclusive with a pro-reading, indie message on his t-shirt. Faithful Horton, of Horton Hatches the Egg and Horton Hears a Who fame, is a true collectible and very cuddly. Back of t-shirt reads: READ WITH ME. Front of t-shirt sports the IBD logo.



IBD at DIESEL, A Bookstore "Read with Me" Maisy Plush $15
Everybody’s favorite preschool mouse Maisy, star of dozens of beloved books, wears her exclusive READ WITH ME t-shirt with pride! Back of t-shirt sports the IBD logo.





IBD at DIESEL, A Bookstore The Book Club Journal $16.99
Finally, a way for book clubs (or solo readers) to keep track of their reading lives! This beautifully designed journal has pages and prompts for writing your thoughts and opinions about the books you’ve read, keeping track of book club meetings, and more than 45 original, quirky, themed recommended reading lists from authors and booksellers around the country. Martin Cruz Smith gives us the “Real Russia” reading list. The booksellers at Parnassus in Nashville give us “Books narrated by non-humans.”


IBD  DIESEL, A Bookstore Fight the Power Utility Pouch $14
This handy 100% cotton canvas zippered pouch (perfect for pencils, makeup, cash, and other sundries) features a quote from Colson Whitehead’s inspirational National Book Award speech and design elements from the cover of Underground Railroad. “BE KIND TO EVERYBODY. MAKE ART. FIGHT THE POWER.”


Event date: 
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 9:30am to 6:00pm
Event address: 
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402