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Independent Booksstore Day

Now in its 5th year, Independent Bookstore Day is a day to celebrate your local independent bookstore! Here’s what’s happening at Source Booksellers:

We are selling  Lucy Ellmann's hilarious I Dated Graham Greene, a limited-edition chapbook from our friends at the small press Biblioasis.

We will have fun bookish sidelines such as fans made of books and page keepers to support reading on sale for the day. 

We will host our 5th Annual Bookstore Stories session between 2pm -4pm. Only on Independent Bookstore Day, we collect stories about bookstores- ANY bookstore - from our customers and friends. Visit our Bookstore Stories page to view past stores.

We will be reminding those who have signed up with us on that they have free books for Independent Bookstore Day and offering opportunities to sign up and get free books.  Promo information on

Lastly, we are partnering with the Zimbabwe Cultural Center and Detroit Lit to host Zimbabwean poet, Togara Muzanenhamo for a poetry reading at 6pm -7pm. 

And, visitors can top off their visit to the store with our official Independent Bookstore Day sticker!