If you’re a local bookworm then you probably need no introduction to Seattle Independent Bookstore Day. Or maybe you do. Whatever the case may be, this beloved race to shop at 21 local bookstores is back but with a few differences to make it COVID-19 safe. Keep on reading to find out more.

If you’ve participated in the event before then you know normally you have to visit 21 bookstores in one day to snag that amazing discount card. Well, this year there will be no day-long race but there will be a 10-day long one. That’s right folks, this year you have to make 1 purchase from 10 different participating bookstores in the course of 10 days. All you really have to do is remember the number 10.

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And to make things even more accessible you can either visit the stores in person or online. So from April 24th-May 3rd be sure to spend your money at one of the stores below.

Ada’s Technical Books, Arundel Books, Book Larder, BookTree, Brick & Mortar Books, Eagle Harbor Book Co., Edmonds Bookshop, Elliott Bay Book Co., Fantagraphics Bookstore, Island Books, Liberty Bay Books, Magnolia’s Bookstore, Neverending Bookshop, Open Books: A Poetry Emporium, Paper Boat Booksellers, Page 2 Books, Phinney Books/Madison Books, Queen Anne Book Co., Secret Garden Books, Third Place Books, and University Bookstore.

Because when you get through 10and show your receipts, you’ll get a limited edition 2021 Seattle Independent Bookstore Day tote bag.

So while it’s not the same as years past we’re happy to see that nearly every single bookstore in 2019’s competition is still in business. And we’ll keep our fingers crossed for a full return to book crazy fun in 2022. If you’d like to learn more you can click below.

Seattle Independent Bookstore Day

When: April 24th-May 3rd
Where: 21 participating locations
Cost: Make 1 purchase at 10 different locations