Are you ready for Independent Bookstore Day?

It’s our favorite day of the year tomorrow: National Independent Bookstore Day!

Chicago is celebrating with a #MyChicagoBookstore challenge. If you visit 10 of the bookstores participating, you’ll receive 10% off at all of the bookstores on the list for the rest of the year. And if you visit 15 of them (quite ambitious, whoever does it, I will be seriously impressed) you get 15% off. Check out the list on the Facebook event page.

I’ve come up with several possible schedules for myself tomorrow and it almost drove me a little nuts, but I’ve settled on one that I think sets me up for success! I’ll be sharing my progress over on our Facebook page throughout the day, and I’ll share a recap afterward. So stay tuned! And be sure to share your progress with us in the comments or on Facebook.

If you’re in need of some help planning your stops, someone created this handy map of all the participating bookstores. It was very helpful!

Even if you aren’t participating in the challenge, be sure to stop by a couple of your favorite stores. There are some not participating in the challenge but who still have fun events going on all day, so be sure to visit them too.

Good luck to all challenge participants, and Happy Independent Bookstore Day to all!

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LitCity is a celebration of Independent Lit in Chicago. It seeks to highlight Chicago literary culture, including but not limited to: indie publishers, indie bookstores, live lit events, literary readings, and local authors.

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