Independent Bookstore Day 2022: Cincinnati deals, times

Bookworms across the country are gearing up to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 30, a great way to find deals, exclusive releases, and support their local stores. The national holiday is celebrated every year on the last Saturday of April.

What is published?

Find the list of articles and books released exclusively in participating bookstores this Saturday on

What is happening locally?

We’ve rounded up Cincinnati bookstores participating in Independent Bookstore Day this year as well as local stores to support year-round. Find times, events and more information below.

blue marble books

The Blue Marble Books Spring Cleaning Sale returns this year for Independent Bookstore Day. For $15, shoppers will receive a paper bag they can fill with as many books as they want. Alternatively, you can also purchase a reusable tote bag for $30.

The first three customers to spend $100 or more at the store will also receive a bag with free goodies. Sales hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1356 S Ft Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas.

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Cincy Book Bus

The Cincy Book Bus celebrates Independent Bookstore Day all week. Place an order for the Book Bus’ daily featured readings through its Facebook. Every order of $25 or more comes with a free Book Bus sticker. Orders of $35 or more include a free Independent Bookstore Day pin. Customers who place an order this week will also be entered to potentially win a free Book Bus tote bag and mug for Independent Bookstore Day.

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