MIBA is thrilled to unveil the first annual Midwest Indie Bookstore Roadmap! Featuring the iconic work of Twin Cities-based illustrator Kevin Cannon, the Booktore Roadmap celebrates the vitality of indie bookselling in MIBA's region while encouraging customers to make visiting bookstores a part of their travel plans. The map also includes a "Bookstore Journey Contest" in which one bookstore customer a month will receive a $25 gift card to any store featured on the map. Anyone who participates in the contest throughout the year will be entered to win a $500 gift card to any store featured on the map.
Each MIBA member bookstore will receive 400 free copies of the map to distribute throughout the year, beginning on Independent Bookstore Day. Nonmember stores in MIBA's region will also receive a limited number of maps.
The map will be 22" x 28" and will fold into 4.4" x 7" panels to fit easily into glove compartments, backpacks, and purses. Fore more information about the map, the bookstore journey contest, and information for advertisers, click here.
Additional Opportunities for Booksellers
MIBA will produce a limited number of poster versions of the front of the map for stores to sell as souvenir items. Furthermore, all stores are invited to purchase the original illustration of their store featured on the map. Once purchased, there are no restrictions on how this artwork can be used.
For more information about ordering posters or your store's original illustration, contact Robert Martin at Robert@MidwestBooksellers.org