Mailing List Message #146
From: Harriett R. Logan <>
Subject: Independent Bookstore Day 4/30/2016
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2016 13:02:47 -0400
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CONTACT: Harriett Logan



Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day
Saturday, April 30, 2016


Join 420 independent bookstores in 48 states for
parties, sales, in-store events, and
exclusive day-of merchandise.

Cleveland, Ohio March 21, 2016 Bookstore Day marks its second year of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide on April 30th, with literary parties around the country.

The second annual National Independent Bookstore Day is sponsored in part by Penguin Random House, Ingram, and The American Booksellers Association. Last year participating bookstores saw an average increase in sales of 70% on Independent Bookstore Day. “We had a marvelous Independent Bookstore Day—5.5 times the sales from last year on this date. But the best part was the many customers who came in to celebrate!” said John Paul from Letterpress Books in Portland, Maine.

“I love Bookstore Day because it is a large-scale communal event that joyously celebrates the literary ecosystem and shows how symbiotic the relationship is between readers, writers, and bookstores is, and how essential they all are in sustaining the contemporary written word,” noted Lauren Groff, 2016 Bookstore Day Author Ambassador. Groff is the author of Fates and Furies, Arcadia, Delicate Edible Birds, and The Monsters of Templeton.  


Cleveland area bookstores have joined forces to publicize the event, and the fact that independent bookstores are alive and kicking.  Did you hear a rumor that independent bookstores are a dying breed?  It’s not true! To reacquaint yourself with the many different personalities of bookstores in the Greater Cleveland area, we have produced a Passport to our various and asundry bookstores.  Here is a sneak peak of participants, and their offerings for the day.


  • Appletree Books (12419 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44106, 216-791-2665,  Special events and offerings for Independent Bookstore Day:  Joanna Connors, author of I Will Find You.  Tricia Springstubb, author of Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe.  Shelly Bishop, creator of Heirloom Greetings, vintage cards. Exclusively designed bookmarks by illustrator Jamey Christoph, graphic artist Tiffany Laufer, and letterpress artist Jess Bennet. End of day raffle and refreshments!
  • The Bookseller, Inc. (39 Westgate Circle, Akron, OH 44313, 330-865-5831,  The Bookseller, Inc. is a family owned Akron bookstore established in 1948. We are open 7 days a week and offer used and rare books in all categories. Come celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with a store-wide 15% off sale and refreshments on April 30th, 2016.
  • The Bookshop in Lakewood (15721 Madison Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107, 216-221-5222,  Opened in late 2014, The Bookshop in Lakewood is growing.  Currently carrying used books in all subjects, we are working towards adding new copies of bestsellers and frequently requested titles.  Open Noon - 8pm, Tuesday through Saturday.  Starting 4/30, and running 'till 5/28/16, you can save 10% on your ENTIRE purchase for each passport stamp in your book!  (Max. 20% Off, per visit. Each stamp valid for one-time discount use.) 
  • Fireside Book Shop (29 N. Franklin St., Chagrin Falls, OH 44022, 440-247-4050,  Fireside Book Shop is an independent book store that has been helping folks with their book needs for more than fifty years. Located in downtown Chagrin Falls, we have three floors of new and used books, coupled with friendly, knowledgeable sales people to help you locate whatever you're looking for. On those rare occasions when we don't have the particular book in stock, we can almost always order it and have it for you in under a week. We have a huge, incredibly well-stocked children's area on the upper floor and can even search for rare out-of-print books. Enjoy 50% off all used books on Independent Bookstore Day, with passport.
  • Guide to Kulchur (5900 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102, 216-314-4644,  Guide To Kulchur: Text, Art & News is a cooperative bookstore and printing press project directed by RA Washington, and acts as an incubator for emerging and marginalized voices within the print medium. Our main projects include Cleveland Books 2 Prisoners, GTK Press, The Cleveland Zine Archive, and The Sally Tatnall Black Box.  GTK will be offering 50% off everything in the store during IBD!
  • The Learnéd Owl (204 N. Main St., Hudson, OH 44236, 330-653-2252,  The Learnéd Owl is an independent community bookstore located in Hudson, Ohio. We have three floors of books, from classic picture books to travel guides to the latest New York Times bestsellers. If we don't have a certain book in stock, we're happy to order it; we also offer an out-of-print search service. Stop by to browse and enjoy our old-fashioned atmosphere, up-to-the-minute book selection, and unparalleled service!
  • Loganberry Books (13015 Larchmere Blvd., Shaker Hts., OH 44120, 216-795-9800,  Loganberry Books is home to 100,000 new, used and rare books (more or less) and our feline manager, Otis.  We host events every Wednesday & Thursday evening (see website for details). On Independent Bookstore Day, we host a Lit Cleveland workshop on nonfiction publishing in the morning, and a reception for IBD patrons in the evening (5-8pm). Each stamp in your Passport earns you 2% off on books thru 5/15/16 (sales excluded).
  • Mac’s Backs (1820 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118, 216-321-2665,  Mac's Backs-Books on Coventry has three floors of new & used books and magazines. Visit us and the great indie shops and restaurants on Coventry Road during Independent Bookstore Day. There will be street music, origami crafts for kids, exclusive merch (Neil Gaiman coloring book!) and other specials.
  • Strong Bindery (13015 Larchmere Blvd., Shaker Hts., OH 44120, 216-231-0001,  Books fall apart.  Bindings break.  Pages tear.  Time and circumstance take their toll on even the best bound tomes.  So, fortunately, there is Strong Bindery on Larchmere Blvd., that over the past 30 years has repaired more than 5000 leather, hardcover, and paperback books.  Ellen Strong, the proprietor, was a co-founder of Coventry Books, a most eclectic bookstore of the 1970s and 80s.


You can pick up a copy of the Cleveland Independent Bookstore Day Passport at participating bookstores, Lit Cleveland events, Brews and Prose events, and our favorite coffee spots around town.  Many thanks to our literary Passport advertisers: Belt Publishing, Brews & Prose, Lit Cleveland and the Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society (NOBS). 


Independent Bookstore Day is proud to announce a selection of exclusive books and art pieces for Bookstore Day 2016. These limited edition, unique items will be available only at participating IBD bookstores, on April 30. Not before. Not online. And not in chain stores. Several Cleveland-area bookstore participants will offer these exclusive day-of merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors. Since its inception in 2014, more than 120 authors have demonstrated their support for independent bookstores by donating work for Bookstore Day.



About Independent Bookstore Day

Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) is produced by writer and former bookseller Samantha Schoech in partnership with the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association. Pete Mulvihill, co-owner of Green Apple Books in San Francisco, spearheaded the launch of the event in 2014 after noting the success of Record Store Day.

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This is a Press Release from Loganberry Books, a participating member of Cleveland’s Independent Bookstore Day.  Archives and Newsletters: 
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