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. Join us for a day-long celebration that’ll include exclusive books and literary items, a storewide sale on regular priced items, and a live DJ. You might even catch co-owner Derrick Young (aka DJ Adwin the Great) on the 1’s and 2’s. You never know what may happen or who may drop in, so be sure to stop by and kick it with us for a bit.
Our Exclusive Offers
Enjoy a special, one day only, 10% discount off all regular priced items. This special offer is only available to in-store, non-shipped, purchases made on 4/24/21.
Limited Edition Eco-Friendly Black Books Matter Journal
Your words matter, make sure you are capturing them in our eco-friendly, black, apple-scented limited edition journals. Once these items sell out there is no guarantee that we will ever het them back in.
The ABC’s of Black History by Rio Cortez
A beautiful alphabet picture book that presents key names, moments, and places in Black history with text lyrically written by poet Rio Cortez. This is an opportunity for children to learn their ABCs to the sound of words beyond apple, boy, and cat, and an opportunity for young thinkers to prepare for big ideas.
The ABC’s of Black History Poster
Based on the picture book, The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez, this exclusive ABC print was created by artist Lauren Semmer just for IBD. Celebrate the story of Black history letter by letter.
The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr. (Autographed Edition)
A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence. Featuring a signed tip-in from the author Robert Jones, Jr.
Blackwing x Independent Bookstore Day Pencils
Blackwing & Independent Bookstore Day have teamed up to create this limited edition set to celebrate independent bookstores and the printed word. Each pencil features a design inspired by the spine of a book and includes a book-loving message and Blackwing’s firm graphite. Each box is beautifully designed to match the pencils and includes a pro-indie message.
Embodied: An Intersectional Feminist Comics Poetry Anthology w/Poster
Embodied brings contemporary American poetry to comic book readers and comics to poetry readers in a graphic poetry anthology that showcases the relevance, urgency, and power of both genres. Featuring new work on the theme of gender, identity, and the body from twenty-one of America’s premier, award-winning female, trans, and non-binary poets who have been published in places like The New York Times and the New Yorker. Rather than being merely illustrated, the poems have been adapted into sequential art stories drawn, lettered, and colored by top female, trans, and non-binary artists.
Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn (Autographed)
Indie Next Pick Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn featuring an IBD-exclusive cover with a map stepback and extra bound-in material including a conversation between Kawai and Tommy Orange, a conversation between Kawai and Marlon James, and a reading group guide. All SIGNED by the author.
Being Alive Is A Good Idea: A Wide Ranging Conversation with Nikki Giovanni & Glory Edim
An edited transcript of the far-ranging conversation between Nikki Giovanni and Glory Edim (Well-Read Black Girl) at the fourth annual Well-Read Black Girl Festival in November 2020. In it they cover poetry, Tupac, Black Lives Matter, aliens, pencils, Kamala Harris, and much more. This conversation captures an important moment in time and a piece of literary history. Ms. Giovanni is a joy to behold.
Raffle Giveaway $30 MahoganyBooks Gift Cards
You’ll entered to win 1 of 10 MahoganyBooks gift certificates valued at $30 with any purchase you make on, April 24, 2021, Independent Bookstore Day. Winners will be notified by email on April 26th.