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Independent Bookstore Day 2021!

Event date: 
Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Independent Bookstore Day 2021It's time for Independent Bookstore Day!

We're so excited to be celebrating good old IBD in April again, back where it belongs after the chaos of last year. And while things won't be completely normal, we still have some pretty great things planned.

Twin Cities Independent Bookstores Passport 2021Twin Cities IBD Passport!
It's time again for the annual Twin Cities Independent Bookstore Day Passport! This week you have a full week to get your passport stamps to activate coupons—April 18 through April 24. See more details here.

At Red Balloon, you can get your passport stamped (or pick-up a passport!) during pick-up hours (Tuesday–Friday 10-6, Saturday 10–5, Sunday 12–5) or walk-in hours (Wednesday–Friday 12–6, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12–5).

Midwest Independent Bookstores Roadmap!Midwest Indpendent Bookstores Roadmap
Pick up your map to all the indie bookstores in the Midwest area and get your entry in for the monthly contest! Learn more.

Online Shopping!
If you can't make it by the store to get your stamp, you can still activate a coupon with an online purchase! Buy anything from our website on April 24 and get a coupon code for 10% off of your next online purchase.

Free Audiobook with Purchase!
When you spend at least $15 at an indie bookstore between April 24th and 26th, you can pick a free audiobook! Learn more.

Patio Fun!
Join us between 11am-3pm on April 24 for some festive silliness on our patio, including the Red Balloon Prize Wheel! Masks and social distancing are required on the patio, as in store.

Exclusive Merch!
Browse the exclusive Independent Bookstore Day merch below—all if it will only go on sale on Saturday, April 24!