Independent Bookstore Day

Join 420 independent bookstores in 48 states for parties, author readings, in-store events, and exclusive day-of merchandise!

Our all-day celebration includes:

9:30am - 11:00am: Bad Animal Drawings with Joseph Haeger

10:00am - 11:30am: Jess Walter Ghostwrites Your Texts

10:00am - 2:00pm: Meet Curious George!

11:00am - 12:00pm: Picaresque

11:30am - 1:30pm: Origami with Aleta Wiedenman

12:30pm - 1:30pm: Sam Thomas, Accordion Player Extraordinaire

1:00pm - 3:00pm: Ooh La La Henna Body Art

1:30pm - 300pm: S.M. Hulse Blurbs Your Pet

2:00pm - 3:00pm: Reading and Dance with Rani Iyer

2:00pm - 4:00pm: Signing - Rachel Clark & Karen Savory

3:00pm - 5:00pm: Ask Sharma!

3:00pm - 4:00pm: Inked by an Author with Kris Dinnison

3:30pm - 4:00: Spokane Civic Theatre

4:00pm - 5:00: Signing with Hannah of Hannah's Creation Coloring and Activity Book

7:00pm - ?:??: Spokane Poetry Slam with Isaac Grambo - $50 Prize!

Discounts throughout the day (Valid ONLY April 30th, 2016):

  • Auntie's discount cardholders will receive 15% off their entire purchase. Don't have one? Sign up for $10 a year!
  • Post a photo of the items you want to purchase on Instagram or Twitter tagging us @auntiesbooks AND using the official hashtag #BookstoreDay to recieve 15% off your entire purchase. 
  • Bring your Auntie's reciept to Uncle's Games, Sante Restaurant & Charcuterie or Beautiful Grounds for 10% off!


"Do you like the scent of a freshly minted book?  How about the page-turning delight of encountering the dream of new worlds, new people, and new visions of life?  Are you one who wonders where your next great adventure may come from?  If so, then you are like me and thousands of other booklovers in the exquisite Inland Pacific Northwest and we want you to be a part of the Auntie's Bookstore family!  Come join us Saturday April 30th for Independent Bookstore Day at Auntie's Bookstore.  The shelves at Auntie's are lined with books that will transport you.  The staff are among the very best booksellers in the country: they're kind, knowledgeable, they love to read, they're not pushy, and they can place you in a book that just may change your life forever! Auntie's has been a foundation stone of the profound upsurge in the arts in Spokane over the recent years, and on the last Saturday in April, you can personally meet many of the top writers in the area such as Jess Walter, Sharma Shields, Kris Dinnison and many more!  Research shows people who read have greater empathy, they make the world more caring and more alive!  Your presence helps Auntie's today and into the future, and helps make Spokane one of the great literary sites in the American West. Come see us, stock your pockets and shelves with great reads, and enjoy a day devoted to the love of beautiful books."

--Shann Ray, author of American Copper: A Novel, American Masculine:Stories, and the poetry collection, Balefire

Event date: 
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 9:00am to 9:00pm
Event address: 
Auntie's Bookstore
402 W. Main Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201