Midwest Indie Bookstore Roadmap

Enjoy our old-school roadmap and explore nearly 200 bookstores throughout our region

Every year on Independent Bookstore Day (the third Saturday in April), we released our much-loved Midwest Indie Bookstore Roadmap.

The artist Kevin Cannon hand-draws an image of each of our member stores and showcases them on a folding roadmap.

On the back of the map, we feature a legend as well as promotions from our wonderful industry partners.

Bookstore customers can pick up a free copy of the roadmap in any of our member stores on Independent Bookstore Day and thereafter as long as supplies last. 

The contest

Social distancing has only increased our love for reading and for indie bookstores. Shopping at indie bookstores can happen anywhere, especially from the comfort of your own home. Whether you bought it in-store or online, take a picture of your indie bookstore purchase and post it on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook with the following

  • Tag the bookstore featured on the roadmap
  • Use the phrase "I shop at indie bookstores”
  • Hashtag it #bookstoreroadmap

We’ll randomly select one entry each month to win a $50 gift card at the bookstore of your choice. On next year’s Indie Bookstore Day (April 23, 2022), we’ll select one entry from among them all to win a $500 gift card. The more stores you shop at and tag, the more likely you are to win the grand prize.