For the second consecutive year, independent bookstores in the Twin Cities have teamed up to create a fun and rewarding bookstore passport in conjunction with Independent Bookstore Day on April 29, 2017.
Last year, more than 120 book lovers visited five or more bookstores in the Twin Cities on Independent Bookstore Day, with more than 80 visiting all ten participating bookstores. (Read about last year's experience here). This year, 8 more stores have signed up to participate in the program, including stores in the greater Twin Cities.
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Chapter 2 Books
Common Good Books
Daybreak Press Global Bookshop
Excelsior Bay Books
Lake Country Booksellers
Magers & Quinn Booksellers
Moon Palace Books
Once Upon a Crime
Red Balloon Bookshop
View 2017 Independent Bookstore Day — Twin Cities Passp in a full screen map
Thank you to this year's sponsors for their generosity and support of independent bookstores in the Midwest.
- Pick up a passport and activate the coupons
Pick up the passport at any of the 18 stores inside and get a stamp at every bookstore you visit. The stamp activates that store’s coupon. Bring your passport back on a later date to redeem the coupon.
- Get 5 coupon stamps, receive a beautiful bookstore day map
Collect a stamp from any 5 bookstores and receive a limited edition Twin Cities indie bookstore map (drawn by Kevin Cannon of Cannon Maps). Just show your passport with five stamped pages to a bookseller, get the prize entry card in the back of the passport stamped, and receive the map.
- Get 10 coupon stamps, be entered to win the first prize literary pack
Collect a stamp at any 10 bookstores and ask a bookseller to stamp your prize entry card. Tear out the entry card and leave it with a bookseller for a chance to win one of 20 first prize literary packs, each a $450+ value! (If you plan to visit more stores, don’t turn in your entry card until you have reached your final destination.)
- Get 18 stamps, be entered to win the grand prize literary pack
Collect a stamp at all 18 bookstores and ask a bookseller to stamp your entry card. Tear out the entry card and leave it with a bookseller to be entered for a chance to win the grand prize literary pack, a $850+ value.
Cards will not be accepted after April 29. A representative from the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association will notify the winners via email, and your prizes will ship within two weeks of Independent Bookstore Day.
If you visit ten or more stores, you'll be entered to win one of twenty prize packs worth more than $450, featuring:
a copy of each of the following books, published by the sponsors of the Twin Cities Independent Bookstore Passport:
Anyone who visits ALL EIGHTEEN participating stores will be entered into a drawing for the grand prize, featuring all the items listed above plus a free book recommended by a bookseller from each of the participating bookstores (specific items will be listed as they are determined) -- approximately $850 in total value.