Independent Bookstore Day

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at
Saturday, April 29
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

More than 400 independent bookstores across the nation are planning exciting celebrations for Independent Bookstore Day, which will be held this year on April 29. We hope you'll join us at The Odyssey for our celebration! 


There will be light refreshments in the morning, a bonus gift with every purchase over $50, and giveaways throughout the day. Win additional prizes by participating in our bookstore scavenger hunt! Winners will be entered into a raffle for a $50 gift certificate to The Odyssey. Also, don't forget to stop by our "shelfie" station to take the perfect IBD selfie while posing with your favorite book!
Throughout the day we'll be handing out certificates to children and teens who participated in the reading without walls challenge throughout April. Visit for more information!

Why celebrate independent bookstores?

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.


Event date: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00am
Event address: 
The Odyssey Bookstore
9 College st.
South Hadley, MA 01075