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Independent Bookstore Day

You know the drill! Come and celebrate indie bookstores with us on Indie Bookstore Day. This year marks the fourth year of celebrating indie bookstores nationwide, with literary parties around the world. 

This year at Cellar Door, cast your vote and let your voice be heard! We're setting up two voting booths - one for kids and teens, and one for adults. The booths will be set up all day, so come in anytime! But hurry: you can only vote at Cellar Door on Indie Bookstore Day!

Voting Booth #1: 2018 Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards

The only national book award chosen solely by kids! We'll have shelftalkers in-store so that you can see what's nominated, or you can find the nominated titles on Every Child a Reader's website here. Voting runs through May 6th, so if you know others who'd like to get in on the voting fun, let them know!

Voting Booth #2: Cellar Door Indies Next Choice Awards

The Indies Next List, drawn from bookseller-recommended favorites from across the nation, epitomizes the heart and soul of passionate bookselling. Independent booksellers are and have always been discoverers of the next big thing, the next great read, the next bestseller, and the next undiscovered gem. We have each month's lists displayed in our store year-round (and we highly recommend you browse it, if you haven't already), but now we want to hear from you! Vote for your favorite Indies Next pick between the months of January-April 2018; we'll have shelftalkers and the full list of books from each month for you to view leading up to Indie Bookstore Day. 

The top three winners of the Cellar Door Indies Next Choice Awards will be put on special display, featured in our May newsletter, and will be 20% off during the week after Indie Bookstore Day! 

FREE Audiobooks with

We are giving all our customers free audiobooks to say thank you for supporting our bookstore. The audiobooks are available through our partner,, on Indie Bookstore Day. Create a free account now (you can sign up online or in-store) and you’ll receive an email with a link to the free audiobooks on April 28th. Then, come celebrate in-store! Visit here for more information on what audiobooks you'll get and how you can sign up. 

2018 Exclusives:

Independent Bookstore Day is proud to announce a selection of exclusive books and art pieces for Bookstore Day 2018. These limited edition, unique items will be available only at participating IBD bookstores, on April 28. Not before. Not online. And not in chain stores.

Some of this year's items include:

  • SPECIAL EDITION Ungrateful Mammals with unique original pieces of art by Dave Eggers slipped into each edition. They are true collector’s items. Quantities are extremely limited. 
  • The Bad Citizen Graffiti Stencil: Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down. Every year we create our signature “Bad Citizen” Graffiti Stencil to highlight the authors and the words that push us to think, read, and be disruptive when necessary. This year’s stencil features a timely quote from Margaret Atwood The Handmaid’s Tale: DON’T LET THE BASTARDS GRIND YOU DOWN, the ultimate rallying cry for our time.
  • The Book Club Journal. This beautifully designed journal has pages and prompts for writing your thoughts and opinions about the books you’ve read, keeping track of book club meetings, and more than 45 original, quirky, themed recommended reading lists from authors like Stephen King, David Sedaris and Tayari Jones, and booksellers around the country. Martin Cruz Smith gives us the “Real Russia” reading list. The booksellers at Parnassus in Nashville give us “Books narrated by non-humans."

 View the items here.

Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere, is the 2018 IBD author ambassador! Watch her discuss Indie Bookstore Day here

Event date: 
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 8:00pm
Event address: 
5225 Canyon Crest Dr.
Riverside, CA 92507
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