Independent Bookstore Day 2019 Events & Fun

Independent Bookstore Day 2019 Events & Fun

It’s time to celebrate your favorite local indies! 2019 Bookstore Day marks the fifth anniversary of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide, with literary parties around the country. While IBD is being celebrated on April 27th in most locales, in New Orleans, it is being celebrated on May 11th so as not to conflict with Jazz Fest. Local book lovers should mark their calendars now for this special day of literary celebrations.

Tubby & Coo’s will offer exclusive day-of merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors. Since its inception in 2014, more than 120 authors have demonstrated their support for independent bookstores by donating work for Bookstore Day.

We’ll also be teaming up with the other local indies: Octavia Books, Garden District Book Shop, & Blue Cypress for fun and prizes! Pick up a “passport” at any store. Visit all four stores and get your passport stamped/stickered, then show your completed passport at the last store you visit. You will then be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to ALL FOUR stores, a prize worth $200!



All Day Open Mic
All day, we will have an open mic area for anyone who wants to read their favorite poems and stories. Feel free to read from original work as well.

Learn About Our New Publishing Company
Purchase any of our books or brand new services and get 10% back in store credit.

Play Games for Free!
Our board game room will be open to the public all day. Come sample our collection of 300+ board games!

Customer Book Reviews 
At any time, ask an employee for a sticky note, write a brief book review, and stick it to any book! 

Giveaways, Giveaways, Giveaways!
Spend at least $25, and get cool stuff! We’re giving away tote bags, free books, buttons, board game promos, and more!

Hardcover Book Fire Sale
We’ll be offering a 20% discount on all hardcover books all day.