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Independent Bookstore Day Presents: An Evening with Angie Thomas

Independent Bookstore Day Presents: An Evening with Angie Thomas

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Event Details

Join Angie Thomas, ambassador for Independent Bookstore Day, in conversation with bookseller, Melanie Knight.

About this event

This event is free with an option to make a donation to We Need Diverse Books. To register or donate with automatic registration, first click on the green Register button. Then click either donation or general admission.

We Need Diverse Books’ mission is to put more books featuring diverse characters into the hands of all children. To accomplish their mission, they created programs to celebrate diverse books, to mentor diverse writers and illustrators, to support diverse publishing professionals, and to provide books to classrooms nationwide. Donations to We Need Diverse Books in any amount are welcome. If you are making a donation, you do not need to purchase a General Admission ticket. Your donation counts as your ticket.

“An Evening with Angie Thomas” will be an intimate discussion on book challenges and the importance of independent bookstores. Angie Thomas is this year’s ambassador for Independent Bookstore Day, a one-day national celebration that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.

“Indie bookstores are the heart of our industry, and we must continue to support them in the same way that they support and champion books. With the immense impact that indie stores have made on my career, I couldn’t be more honored to be the ambassador for this year’s Independent Bookstore Day.”

Angie Thomas is the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of the novels The Hate U Give, On the Come Up, and Concrete Rose, as well as Find Your Voice: A Guided Journal for Writing Your Truth. She is also a co-author of the New York Times bestselling novel Blackout. Angie divides her time between Atlanta and her native Mississippi. You can find her online at

Melanie Knight is the children’s frontlist buyer for ten Books Inc locations around the northern California area. She has been working in the book industry since 2009, and has worked in everything from event coordination to managing her own store in her time at Books Inc.

To find your local independent bookstore and learn how to participate in Independent Bookstore Day, visit When you shop at your local independent businesses, you strengthen your community.

For More Information:

American Booksellers Association